Hospitals and clinics are locked down related to suspected Covid-19 cases

Phu YenDuc Tin Clinic in Tuy Hoa City was locked down, Phu Yen General Hospital temporarily stopped accepting patients, because a woman suspected of having Covid-19 came to visit.

This decision was made by the Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control in Phu Yen Province during an emergency meeting on the evening of June 23, after Khanh Hoa province recorded a suspected case of nCoV infection, a 53-year-old woman from Ngoc Phong commune, commune. Hoa Kien, Tuy Hoa City.

Police and civil defense erected a blockade in front of Duc Tin clinic. People are asked to limit their movement, not to approach this area and in and out of the clinic. Medical staff disinfect the clinic; All doctors and clinic staff were sampled for testing.

Phu Yen General Hospital also temporarily stopped accepting patients, only accepting emergency cases, because the suspected case was hospitalized on the evening of June 21 due to fever and vomiting. The next morning, she was discharged from the hospital.

According to the Phu Yen Department of Health, during the initial epidemiological investigation, this woman, who has a restaurant in Tuy Hoa City, had contact with “patient 12190” who is one of the two drivers (detected positive on June 15). come in for lunch on May 10 and dinner on June 11.

The health sector determined that in addition to the nCoV-positive woman, there were 7 F1s of “patient 12190” including 4 service staff, one manager, one parking attendant. They have been isolated and tested.

In addition, 66 F1 of the suspected case are restaurant staff, 22 people at Duc Tin clinic, 25 people at Phu Yen General Hospital and 7 people in Dong Hoa town. They also concentrated in isolation, taking samples for testing.

The health sector is tracing F2 and taking samples for testing, announcing epidemiological routes, zoning residential areas with cases, collecting samples for testing, thereby assessing the level of risk to take measures to prevent and control the epidemic.

The area of ​​​​Buu Doa Street, Phuoc Long Ward, Nha Trang City was blocked because of a suspected case of nCoV infection, on the evening of June 23. Image: Xuan Ngoc.

According to the epidemiological tracing of Khanh Hoa Center for Disease Control (CDC), around 10 am on June 22, this woman and 4 other family members took a private car from Phu Yen to Khanh Hoa. At noon on the same day, the whole family had lunch at O ​​Thi beef noodle shop at 20A Phan Chu Trinh, Xuan Huan ward, Nha Trang city, but she only ate in the car.

From 12:36 to 15:30 on June 22, she and two members of the delegation went to the emergency department of Military Medical Hospital 87 for medical examination, then returned home at 30 Buu Doa Street, Phuoc Long Ward, Nha Trang.

This morning, the result was positive for nCoV, she was taken to isolation at Khanh Hoa Tropical Hospital. This case has not been announced by the Ministry of Health and is considered a suspected case.

In Khanh Hoa, the health sector identified 19 F1 cases of suspected infection, isolated, and took samples for testing. CDC announced to find people related to suspected cases. At the same time, the area of ​​Buu Doa street, Phuoc Long ward, where this woman came to stay was blocked off; More than 400 people in the area were taken by medical staff to swab their nose and throat for testing and record epidemiological information.

Mr. Ton That Toan, Deputy Director of Khanh Hoa Provincial Center for Disease Control, said that tonight’s test results of 5 F1 in the same house as the suspected case tested negative for the first time. The center has conducted an epidemiological investigation of medical staff at Military Hospital 87 in close contact with the above case, medical isolation. The hospital has blocked the Emergency Department of suspected infected patients who have been treated.

This is the first case of Covid-19 in the community recorded in Khanh Hoa during this outbreak. The province is isolating 63 cases; 2,143 people are isolated at home, all returning from Covid-19 affected areas.

An Phuoc – Xuan Ngoc


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