Vietnam confirms 82 new COMMUNITY infection cases of COVID-19

Xuan Thinh Thursday | 01/28/2021 12:16

Medical workers disinfect a neighborhood in the northern Quang Ninh Province after a person was confirmed infected with Covid-19, January 27, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Minh Cuong.

Vietnam has just confirmed 82 new community infection cases of COVID-19, raising the patient tally to 1,635, according to the Government news website.

The latest figure was released at the meeting presided  over by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, and Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung attended the meeting.

72 infected cases in founded in POYUN company in Hai Duong province, while other 10 infected patients were reported in Quang Ninh province.

Vietnam has just ended 55 days without new local infections after having two community infection cases in the two provinces. 

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged Hai Duong and Quang Ninh provinces to swiftly track down everyone who came into contact with the clusters and temporarily close their borders to prevent people from leaving.

Speaking at the meeting, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said right after detecting the first two cases, local authorities have quickly zoned off and identified 72 cases at Viet Nam Poyun Electronics Co., Ltd. in Cong Hoa commune, Chi Linh city, Hai Duong province and 10 others at the Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh province.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc spoke highly of the subordinate levels’ drastic and timely actions, particularly their efforts in tracing and zoning off the newly-emerged COVID-19 clusters.

He ordered the subordinate levels to continue strict measures, including not allowing residents in Hai Duong and Quang Ninh to leave their localities.

The Government chief also ordered subordinate levels to rapidly zone off and scale up contact tracing in a calm manner.

Source: VGP

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