The Vietnamese Prime Minister said that “there is a subjective and neglected part” that does not fully comply with the recommendations on pandemic prevention.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was speaking at a government meeting on July 25 after health officials confirmed the case of Covid-19 infection in Danang City on the same day.
The patient No. 416 is a 57-year-old man, in Danang, is currently under an emergency, having tested positive at least 5 times in different hospitals, including the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology.
The case ended 99 days without being new cases of Covid-19 infection recognized in the community nationwide.
On two days July 25 -26, the Ministry of Health announced two consecutive cases of Covid-19 infection in Danang. Neither of these patients went out of Danang, just at home, to the hospital and moved within Danang.
The urgent notice No. 15 goes to the morning of July 26, the Ministry of Health recommends that people who have been to For You Palace Wedding Center at Central Road 2/9 Park, Hai Chau, Danang between 10.30 -12.30 of July 18 to contact the nearest health agency for assistance.
The Covid-19 infection case No. 416 is the first case after 99 days in Vietnam having no coronavirus infection case reported in the country.
According to Mr. Nguyen Van Hai, director of Quang Nam province’s Department of Health, through initial inspection, 106 people in the province attended the wedding with patient No. 416 and had close contact with patient Np. 418. Currently these people have been isolated locally to for monitoring.
Information from the Treatment Sub-Committee on July 25 said that patients with Covid-19 No. 416 in Danang is under critical conditions with intervention of ECMO and the health sector to mobilize all resources to treat this patient.
Danang City has also been asked to conduct a wide-area test after this new case.
While Mr. Phuc highly appreciated the past efforts of all sectors in the Cocid-19 pandemic prevention effort, he also said that “there is a subjective part, neglect, not to fully implement the recommendations on pandemic prevention of the National Steering Committee and the Ministry of Health.”
“Authorities in Danang have to continue to investigate, trace and carry out concentrated isolation for F1 cases safely; to work with all effort to prevent the disease from breaking out.”
“Strong measures such as technology application, direct measures such as going through each lane, knocking on every house, tracing F0 continue to be organized drastically and cannot be subjective,” Mr. Phuc added.
The Vietnamese PM has also asked for strict border inspections, prevented unauthorized entry and asked the Ministry of Public Security to prosecute an investigation into smuggling from foreign countries.
Danang police have prosecuted the case of “organizing other people to enter Vietnam illegally” and arrested at least three people.
It is reported that Danang City authorities are conducting the process of general examinations of foreigners in the city and “focusing on Chinese” residing in the area.
Cases of illegal entry will be considered Covid-19 suspected infection cases and under medical isolation according to regulations.
Tuoi Tre Newspaper on July 25 reported “again detecting many Chinese who illegally enter Danang” including 9 Chinese who illegally entered (2 are in isolation at the hospital and 7 have been taken concentrated isolation), in addition to 14 cases “not yet declared temporary residence.”
Danang police said that on July 11, four Chinese people were illegally admitted and on July 16, 27 Chinese were illegally admitted.
Noi Bai Airport Security on July 23 discovered two Chinese passengers using “fake documents” to fly from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City after entering illegally from China to Vietnam via Ha Giang province’s border.
While there was a call for “bewilderment of calm” from the PM, Bac Giang province advised cadres, civil servants, officials and people to temporarily stop coming to Danang during this time.
The text of the provincial government on July 25 said “Those who have returned to Danang from July 18 have to declare health and self-quarantine and monitor their health for 14 days at home.”
Quang Ninh probes smuggling ring taking people from China
In related progress, on July 25, Quang Ninh police said that they had probed and detained 6 subjects in Mong Cai on allegation of “Organizing for other people to enter illegally.”
They allegedly took people from Dong Hung (China) to illegally enter the country by foam rafts crossing the two countries’ border river, then took motorbikes to the city center and inland of Vietnam.
On June 10, they picked up 4 Chinese people, when they were on the move, they were discovered and arrested by authorities.
Danang officially applies social distance after detecting Covid-19 infection cases.
According to Vietnamese media, from 13h on July 26, Danang will officially implement the social distance, according to Directive No. 19 / CT-TTg dated April 24, 2020 of the Prime Minister.
Reportedly, Vietnam has recorded a total of 418 patients infected with Covid-19, including two new patients in Da Nang, as of 7 am on July 26.
These new cases are ranked as community infections.
Danang People’s Committee, in the morning of the same day, issued an urgent dispatch related to the implementation of the measures to prevent and control Covid-19 in the area.
Specifically, the People’s Committee of Danang City requires departments, agencies and People’s Committees of districts as well as associations, mass organizations, central agencies, universities, colleges, educational and vocational education institutions continue to comply with the Directive No. 19 / CT-TTg dated April 24, 2020 of the Prime Minister on continuing to comply with the measures to prevent and control Covid-19 in the new situation.
The time to start implementing the social distance starts from 13.00 on July 26 until new notice.
Patient 418 can infect many people
Earlier, the news at 6pm on July 26 of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said there was one more case of COVID-19, or patient N. 418, in Danang. Patient No. 418, is 61 years old, living in Thanh Binh ward, Hai Chau district, Danang city. He was confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus on the night of July 25 and is currently on mechanical ventilation.
Danang is implementing measures to investigate epidemiology, isolation, regional cavity and quarantine.
The Ministry of Health has established three special working teams to support the prevention and control of COVID-19 in Danang City.
It is known that at present the patient No. 418 is unknown source of infection. Danang is implementing measures to investigate epidemiology, isolation, zoning and quarantine.
It is worth noting that among these 5 patients, the patient No. 418’s wife (F1) is a teacher, organized tutoring with dozens of students. Therefore, at present, in addition to F1 investigation, the review and investigation of F2, which is the student of patient No. 418’s wife, is also very important.
“The number of students is large, the age is small and sensitive, so it is urgent to follow up and give isolation, so people can feel secure,” said the head of the medical station in Thanh Binh ward.
Tien Phong newspaper quoted Head of health station of Thanh Binh ward (Hai Chau district, Danang city) said that local health authorities quickly identified 5 people who are F1 of patient No. 418. Out of 5 people, patient’s wife (F1) is a teacher, tutoring dozens of students, so, in addition to F1 investigation, the review and investigation of F2 is student of patient No. 418’s wife is also very important.
Health authorities in Danang said that within a month, patient No. 418, currently living with his wife and daughter, only in Danang City, did not go out of the province, at least out of the home, not in contact with foreigners, however, drink coffee and took breakfast around the house everyday, according to Tien Phong newspaper.
It is known that less two week ago before being ill, the patient took care of his father at Danang Hospital. Te patient’s house is next to his father’s house.