A medical worker holds a tube containing samples of residents for Covid-19 testing. Thanh Hoa and Thua Thien Hue provinces have announced they will be putting people arriving from Covid-19-hit areas in HCMC under quarantine for 21 days starting from May 31 - PHOTO: TNO
HCMC - The north-central province of Thanh Hoa and the central province of Thua Thien Hue have announced that people arriving from Covid-19-hit areas in HCMC will have to be quarantined for 21 days starting from May 31.
Apart from the 21-day quarantine order, the Thanh Hoa government asked people who enter the province from the country’s coronavirus hotspots, mainly in Go Vap District, District 12’s Thanh Loc Ward and other areas under lockdown in HCMC, to be tested for Covid-19.
Those who arrive in the province from other parts of HCMC that are not locked down have been told to self-quarantine at home for at least 14 days, be monitored by competent forces and get tested.
The Thanh Hoa government also told the provincial Department of Transport to team up with the police and the Department of Health to tighten control over the entry at checkpoints.
Owners of vehicles and passenger coaches were told to make a list of names and addresses of passengers who return to Thanh Hoa Province from Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, HCMC and other provinces and cities hit by Covid-19.
Besides, the competent forces should work with the Tho Xuan airport to closely monitor passengers arriving from HCMC.
Similarly, the Thua Thien Hue government today started putting people arriving from HCMC under quarantine at concentrated quarantine centers and asked them to undergo polymerase chain reaction Covid-19 tests.
In addition, those arriving from Danang City and other Covid-19-hit areas announced by the Ministry of Health will also be placed under quarantine and undergo Covid-19 tests.
Earlier, the province had asked people arriving from HCMC from May 22 to contact healthcare centers to make health declarations and go to testing sites.
Over the past four weeks, HCMC reported 149 locally-infected Covid-19 cases, with 142 cases linked to the Revival Ekklesia Mission in Go Vap District, the local media reported.
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