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Ten medical facilities placed under lockdown, medical quarantine due to new COVID-19 wave

VGP – As many as 10 medical facilities in the capital city of Ha Noi and other localities have been temporarily placed under lockdown or social distancing amid the fourth wave of COVID-19.

05/08/2021 14:57

 Disinfection seen at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District, Ha Noi, May 6, 2021 - Photo: VGP

The National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District, a frontline hospital for COVID-19 treatment, has been locked down since May 5 after recording the first 14 COVID-19 cases.

Now, more than 70 cases who are mainly patients treated at the hospital and their family members have been confirmed so far.

The Military Hospital 105 in Son Tay District has been officially locked down since May 6 after a doctor tested positive for coronavirus.

The 43-year-old doctor had participated in a training course at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ha Noi’s Dong Anh District.

The National Cancer Hospital in Ha Noi, commonly known as K Hospital, has been put under lockdown since May 7 as 11 COVID-19 cases, including seven patients and their four relatives, were reported.

The Ha Noi-based Medlatec General Hospital has stopped receiving patients because two persons came there for COVID-19 tests and were confirmed positive.

The Quynh Lap Central Leprosy–Dermatology Hospital in the central province of Nghe An has been locked down since May 5 due to a number of its health staff workers who had been in close contact with a COVID-19 case.

Lang Son Lung Hospital in the Northern province of Lang Son has been put under lockdown when one patient who was treated at Ha Noi-based National Hospital for Tropical Diseases was confirmed positive for COVID-19.

Phuc Yen General Hospital in Vinh Phuc Province will be locked down till May 16 as one doctor had travel record to Sunny Club in the province where a cluster of new cases were detected.

Hoan My Hospital in the central city of Da Nang has been locked down as a COVID-19 patient went to the hospital for treatment.

Thai Binh General Hospital in the northern province of Thai Binh and Vinh Phuc Province-based Hospital of Traditional Medicine have been placed under medical quarantine.  

As of 6.00 am on May 8, Viet Nam's COVID-19 patient tally reached 3,152, including 1,746 local infection cases, of whom 176 have been documented since the latest wave of local transmissions began on April 27.

According to the Ministry of Health, 2,560 patients have recovered and exited hospitals, while the death toll stood at 35./.

By Thuy Dung