Preventing epidemics into industrial parks in Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong, Dong Nai

“The epidemic situation in the South, especially in localities such as Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong and some other provinces makes the Ministry of Health very concerned,” Minister Long told the press on the morning of June 26.

He said that in Ho Chi Minh City, the epidemic has gone through a number of infection cycles, so it is very difficult to find the source of infection for many infections. Cases in the community continued to appear, but the source of infection was not detected. Cases of infection also appeared in some companies in industrial zones, so the risk infect industrial zones is very large.

Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong, Dong Nai have a large density of workers, while working, living and accommodation conditions are very narrow, easy to infect Covid-19. Therefore, the Ministry of Health focuses on epidemic prevention in the industrial park, promulgating detailed instructions on infection prevention and control in this area, such as what measures should be taken when there are no cases of infection. What to do when detecting an infected case, when there are many cases, how to implement epidemic prevention and control… Localities must follow this guidance of the Ministry of Health.

The Minister assessed that over the past time, Ho Chi Minh City has taken relatively early, timely and proactive response measures. However, Ho Chi Minh City right Strictly practice social distancing, according to Directive 15 or Directive 16, it is also not allowed to gather in large numbers, exchange and travel between areas, increasing the risk of infection.

“We emphasize the need to ‘tighten both the outside and the inside’, so that the infection rate can be controlled,” Minister Long said.

The next problem for Ho Chi Minh City is to strictly implement, more drastic than testing measures and must be tested on an appropriate scale, ie, which areas need to test the entire population, which areas only test risk subjects… The Minister emphasized that not only Ho Chi Minh City but localities must increase testing. This is the key to controlling the epidemic.

“When testing positive, it is necessary to immediately remove the pathogen and source of infection from the community so that the source of infection can be quickly stopped,” the minister said.

The Ministry of Health also suggested that Ho Chi Minh City strengthen screen all people entering medical facilities, including patients and people with risk factors…

This measure also applies in other localities, “should not hesitate to implement distance” according to each scale appropriate to the epidemic situation.

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long. Image: Ngoc Thanh.

On the issue of implementation Vaccination slow, the Minister said that the preparation and script for vaccination work had initial problems.

“This is the first time a large-scale vaccination campaign has been deployed, so it certainly cannot be smooth, Ho Chi Minh City has also made changes in the way it is implemented, the procedure, and the organization of injection sites. Hopefully in a short time, Ho Chi Minh City will ensure the injection speed as required,” the minister said.

He recommended that Ho Chi Minh City must divide injection sites, organize injections by the hour, not to gather too many people at a time, increasing the risk of infection at the injection site.


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