HCMC can control the chain of community infections

In Ho Chi Minh City, there were no new cases of infection in the community in the past 15 days, the locations related to the nCoV infection chain were removed from the blockade on December 16.

Doctor Nguyen Tri Dung, Director of the Center for Disease Control in Ho Chi Minh City, said that from December 2 to now, the city has not recorded new cases in the community. 17 patients are being treated at Cu Chi Hospital and Children City, including 4 cases of domestic infection and 13 cases of immediate isolation, stable health.

“The city has been able to control the chain of community nCoV infections from ‘patient 1342’, but the health sector has always strengthened its fight against Covid-19, not subjectively and negligently,” said Dr. Dung.

Ho Chi Minh City continues to isolate immigrants according to regulations, supervising the flight crew of international flights staying in the city, people after completing concentrated isolation for residence in the city. The health sector is monitoring 10 people who have been discharged from the hospital, 79 cases have expired. The working plan of entry experts and working under 14 days is being evaluated.

The Center for Disease Control in Ho Chi Minh City has recently strengthened tests to monitor high-risk groups such as bus stations, hospitals, businesses … Currently, no positive cases have been detected.

Chairman of the City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong also asked departments and districts not to be subjective, from now to the end of next year to prioritize the fight against epidemics.

“Covid-19 not only greatly affects the public health but also has a great impact on the city’s economy. Wherever the infection goes, service facilities must close,” said Phong.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam also asked localities to continue tightening preventive measures, especially when winter comes; the country is about to take place many political and social events; New Year; Lunar New Year … The epidemic in the world is currently very complicated, the number of new infections and deaths are both increasing, while the ability of Vietnam to access the Covid-19 vaccine is fastest by the end of 2021.

Four community infections in HCMC were recorded over four days from November 28 to December 1. “Patient 1342” is a Vietnam Airlines flight attendant, infecting three people, including “patient 1347”, 1348 and 1349. These cases terminate the sequence of 120 days in Ho Chi Minh City and 89 days in which Vietnam did not record infection. in the community.

As soon as the case was identified on November 28, the health sector quickly investigated and traced all the places of travel and people in contact with the patients, and concentrated all the people in close contact . The City sampled 3,259 exposures from four positive cases. As of December 7, everyone in categories F1, F2, and community supervision tested negative.

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long assessed that Ho Chi Minh City implemented drastically, rapidly zoning and detecting Fs to control the outbreak. The Ministry of Health is continuing to coordinate with other units to accelerate the process of researching and testing Covid-19 vaccines to ensure on schedule, quality and safety … At the same time, the Ministry is also negotiating with partners. foreign countries on vaccine problem.

Le Phuong