Hanoi discovered a suspected case of nCoV infection

A Libyan man, 54 years old, after entering isolation at his home in the Diplomatic Corps, Xuan Tao ward, Bac Tu Liem district, was positive for NCV. 5 family members, 4 medical staff isolated.

The Ministry of Health has not recorded this infection, so it is considered a suspected case. All quarantine and zoning procedures have been carried out by health officials as cases.

Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Hanoi on the afternoon of December 5, said this person had a history of cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. On November 19, he and his family entered Vietnam, quarantined at home in the Foreign Affairs Division of Xuan Tao ward, Bac Tu Liem district. On the same day of November 19, he, his wife and 4 children were sampled for testing once, the results were negative.

On November 30, he was tired, had high blood pressure, was taken to Duc Giang General Hospital by Emergency Center 115, examined and treated at Covid-19 isolated area.

At 5:00 p.m. on December 1, the Emergency Center 115 took him home and continued isolation. On December 3, he was sampled for a second test, positive for nCoV, and transferred to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases for treatment.

According to CDC Hanoi, close contact cases were identified including wife, 4 children and 4 medical staff at Duc Giang General Hospital. His family was tested, the results were negative, and transferred to isolation at the City Public Security Hospital. Medical staff of Duc Giang Hospital during patient contact and treatment all use protective clothing, masks and a full face veil. They are currently quarantined and monitored at the hospital.

The representative of CDC Hanoi said that it would continue to investigate and expand related cases and isolate and monitor the health of people in close contact with this suspected case.

Hanoi has spent 109 days free from community infection. 5 days in Ho Chi Minh City did not record cases of community infection after a series of 4 patients recorded domestically.



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