Hanoi faces a high risk of an epidemic outbreak
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Hanoi faces a high risk of an epidemic outbreak

At the meeting on Covid-19 prevention this afternoon, Mr. Hanh assessed that Hanoi has many people from Hai Duong and Quang Ninh coming to live and work.

`Therefore, Hanoi has a high risk of community infections. If not controlled well, the city will become an outbreak,` he said, and affirmed that the capital needs to respond drastically and apply measures.

The Hanoi Center for Disease Control (CDC) believes that the outbreak in Hai Duong may have appeared for about 10 days, so January 14 should be used to localize and identify related areas for quarantine and implementation.

`Bac Giang, Hung Yen, Hai Phong – provinces neighboring the capital, have all recorded people related or in close contact with positive cases in Hai Duong and Quang Ninh,` Mr. Truong Quang Viet, Deputy Director of CDC

Mr. Hoang Duc Hanh (middle), Deputy Director of Hanoi Department of Health, at the Covid-19 steering committee meeting on the afternoon of January 28.

Health officials require people in epidemic areas who have arrived in Hanoi from January 14 to now to self-quarantine at home for 14 days.

According to Mr. Hanh, in the near future, infection cases may appear at the hospital due to sick and coughing people coming to the doctor.

CDC Hanoi currently has 4 extraction machines, 8 Realtime PCR testing machines, 32,000 extracted biological products and a large amount of medical supplies, protective equipment, and epidemic prevention in the near future.

Vietnam recorded 105 cases of nCoV infection on January 28 alone, of which 98 were community cases and 7 imported cases were immediately quarantined.

The cases ended a 55-day streak of no community transmission.

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