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Experts report new type of Covid-19 in Da Nang

VGP - Preliminary epidemiological investigation showed that four out of five Covid-19 cases confirmed over the past weekend are linked to three hospitals in the central city of Da Nang.

07/27/2020 13:20

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Chairman of the National Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control presides over a meeting on Covid-19 this morning. Photo: VGP

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The above news was released by experts at the meeting of the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control this morning.

These health facilities, as the experts said, are Da Nang Hospital, Da Nang Hospital C, and Da Nang Orthopedic and Physical Rehabilitation Hospital.

To prevent the spread of the disease, experts suggested all people who return home from Da Nang and are linked to the aforesaid hospitals must be quarantined for 14 days while health declaration must be mandatory for the others.

Genome analsysis showed that this is a new type of Covid-19, which is more infectious, said Acting Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long.

The Ministry of Health has sent best experts to Da Nang to help the central city contain the oubtreak and find out infection sources as soon as possible.

Over the past weekend, three residents in Da Nang and one resident in Quang Nam were confirmed positive for Covid-19. They are patients numbered 416, 418, 419, and 420, of whom patient 416 and patient 418 are in severe health conditions as they need ventilators./.

By Huong Giang