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This morning, online interview: 5 months during the pandemic

At 10:00 am on October 14, Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Truong Son, Professor Le Thi Quynh Mai and Doctor Nguyen Trung Trung, exchanged online on VnExpress looking back on 5 months of fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vietnam has just spent 5 months fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, so far, it has basically successfully controlled it. By October 13, the fourth outbreak recorded more than 840,000 infections, more than 20,700 deaths. Much loss and grief have come and gone. The whole country moved into a phase of safe adaptation, living with Covid. Provinces and cities began to reopen, traffic restarted, workers returned to work after many days of social distancing.

In order to move into the new normal period, the Government, ministries and branches together with the National Steering Committee for epidemic prevention and control have been making urgent decisions, in important moments, implementing many important actions. unprecedented measures.

In order to help the public better understand the untold story of those in the command of epidemic prevention and control, VnExpress Organize an Online Talk: 5 months during the pandemic. The three guests included Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son, Deputy Director of the Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology Le Thi Quynh Mai, Deputy Director of the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases Nguyen Trung Trung. They are all working as the frontline in the fight against Covid-19.

Readers ask questions to guests here.

From left to right: Professor Le Thi Quynh Mai, Deputy Minister Nguyen Truong Son, Doctor Nguyen Trung Cap. Photo: Tuan Mark/Quynh Tran/Ta Nguyen

Deputy Minister Nguyen Truong Son assumed the position of Head of the Standing Department to specially support Ho Chi Minh City against the Covid-19 epidemic, the Ministry of Health, in mid-June, when the city experienced half a month of outbreaks of infection chains related to the Phuc Hung missionary group. .

In the first half of June, the number of infections the Ministry of Health recorded daily across the country was only a few dozen cases, in 5-6 provinces, mainly in Ho Chi Minh City related to missionary groups and scattered infections. local number. After that, the epidemic began to spread widely, silently infected in the community, the number of daily recorded cases quickly increased by 2 digits, 3-4 numbers; the number of deaths is continuously increasing; many districts blockade residential clusters, neighborhoods, apartment buildings; Dozens of field hospitals that were set up quickly are still not enough to accommodate patients, they can’t be filled up until there…

Deputy Minister Son, in the role of “battlefield commander”, on behalf of the Ministry of Health coordinated anti-epidemic activities in Ho Chi Minh City and southern provinces, coordinated with the National Anti-epidemic Steering Committee, the anti-epidemic steering committee to successfully control the epidemic. The city made many decisions, deployed many strategies and tactics, applied the 3-tier treatment model… He issued a summons, calling on all medical forces including retirees and students. , volunteered to join hands to support Ho Chi Minh City against the epidemic.

During the 5 months of fighting the epidemic, the role of medical staff – the frontline force – is especially important. Nearly 200,000 doctors, medical staff, including on-site team (mobilized from public – private hospitals – clinics – grassroots medical stations); more than 29,000 employees from units under the Ministry of Health in Ho Chi Minh City, central hospitals, hospitals in provinces and cities nationwide… They made great contributions in zoning out samples for testing, treatment, and treatment. care for patients, reducing morbidity and mortality rates.

One of the key strategies to quickly localize and stamp out the epidemic is testing, “fast testing”, the Ministry of Health determined. When the epidemic began to break out in Ho Chi Minh City, Professor Le Thi Quynh Mai supported by the Ministry of Health to the South.

Ms. Mai is an expert in testing and epidemiology. In the past two years, she has always been one of the first people present in the hottest epidemic areas, participating in the operation of taking samples for testing. During the 4th outbreak in the South, she participated in coordinating the testing strategy in Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong, Dong Nai…

The testing strategy over time has been changed many times to suit the development of the epidemic, sometimes controversial. From community-wide testing to targeted community testing, home testing, rapid testing of single or aggregate samples, family representative samples, rapid antigen or PCR testing, for people to test themselves quickly …

Until now, when the epidemic has been controlled in the new adaptation, testing is still an important strategy to screen and detect F0 to promptly isolate from the community.

Doctor Nguyen Trung Trung in the first group of experts to support Dong Thap in early July. At that time, the Mekong Delta provinces started to have an outbreak, especially the number of deaths in Dong Thap increased very quickly.

Doctor Level has been involved in the treatment of Covid since the beginning of last year, when the first cases appeared in Vietnam. In Dong Thap, he realized the fact that the capacity for intensive care treatment in this province, as well as in the western provinces, was very lacking in terms of human resources, equipment, and infrastructure. This is also the reason why at that time the death toll in Dong Thap was very high, dozens of people were lost in just a few days. Dr. Level, along with his supportive colleagues, has gradually treated severe patients, prevented death, and trained and transferred active resuscitation techniques to the local medical team to improve their professional capacity. subject.



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Hanoians go camping again

HanoiAs soon as the city allowed outdoor activities, many groups of friends and families with young children went to Ham Lon lake, Vinh Tuy bridge lawn, Ba Vi … picnic.

Immediately after the Hanoi People’s Committee eased the distance on September 28, the group of 5 of Mr. Chu Duc Viet (34 years old, Tay Ho district) drove about 30 km to the camping site on a hill near Ham Lon lake. Nam Son commune, Soc Son district. He chose this camping area because it is right in the city, beautiful scenery, cool weather and close to nature. On weekends, this place is expected to be crowded with people camping, so he went on a weekday. The group also meets several other people, but the campsite is far apart and the groups do not communicate.

“Excellent” is Mr. Viet’s description of the trip after 2 months at home because of the distance. He said camping is meeting friends after many days, breathing in the fresh air, cooking, listening to music, to relax and relieve the feeling of cramped, crazy feet. The group has tents, tables and chairs available, so it only costs about buying food and gasoline, about 400,000 VND/person.

Also coming to Ham Lon lake on September 28, Mr. Mai Son’s group (Ba Dinh district) chose a camp location near the lake. Here, the group has to pay a fee of 50,000 VND/person for business households. The group set up a tent, grilled food, gathered to talk and stayed overnight, then cleaned up the trash and returned to the city center.

Son is a person who loves to move, so he feels very secretive when he has to stay at home for the past 2 months. Although this trip was short, it made the group feel more comfortable. People are always concerned about safety and prevention of Covid-19 so do not gather more than 10 people. Sharing about the reason to go camping right away without waiting, Mr. Son said: “When the government issues regulations, they need to be followed, but when allowed to return, everyone has the right to go because relaxation is also a need”.

Mr. Viet and Mr. Son both said that on the way from the city center to the camp site, there were no difficulties or Covid-19 safety checks. Ham Lon Lake is near Hanoi, the road is convenient for both motorbikes and cars and has a beautiful landscape, suitable for camping. However, both note that here will be very crowded on weekends, which may violate the regulations on distance, so families and camping groups can consider the time or choose other destinations such as Ba Vi. , with a manager should limit the number of people.

In Ham Lon lake area, there are facilities for renting tents, grills and selling dry firewood. Photo: Mai Son

Wishing his family could have a place to comfortably breathe fresh air, Mr. Phung Hiep (38 years old), director of a travel agency in Hanoi, took his wife and children to Suoi Hai Lake (Ba Vi) to camp. during the day by private car. He shared that this area is very large, especially when no one comes, there is a lake and lawn to rest, so it is very safe. Because his family lives in an apartment building in Ha Dong district, everyone has felt a sense of mystery in the past 2 months, especially girls.

Also wishing for their children to unleash their energy, Hien Anh’s family chose a camping spot near her house, at the alluvial ground at the foot of Vinh Tuy bridge (in Long Bien ward). Her family consists of 4 adults and 3 children come here from 19:00 to enjoy the open air, have a meal, drink coffee, and return home at 11 p.m. She shared that after 2 months of separation, the grass here grows very high, so the children have more experience of catching locusts and grasshoppers.

“After the distance is over, the first thing my family thinks about is a camping trip to relax, rest and enjoy nature. Especially because there are children, they really need to be free to explore and relax. At present, the epidemic has been basically controlled, but our family still adheres to safety measures and limits meeting with strangers,” she said.

Not only Ms. Hien Anh’s family, many other families with young children have camped and picnicked at campsites near the Red River or Ba Vi. Mr. Nguyen Manh, manager of the camp at An Duong beach (Ba Dinh district), said that there were many interested guests, making reservations on the day Hanoi allowed outdoor activities. However, to ensure safety against the epidemic and privacy, he only accepts 1-2 groups of guests per week and will reopen from this weekend. It also requires the group of just under 10 people and people over 18 years old to have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

The entrance fee is 50,000 VND/adult (overnight 100,000 VND) and 30,000 VND/child, campers can prepare their own things or rent them at the beach. Manh shared that camping and picnics are very suitable activities to relieve the mind after stressful days and in line with the travel trend during Covid-19. However, families must especially adhere to the distance to protect the city’s anti-epidemic results, not to places that are expected to be crowded, in addition to pay attention to dangers that may come from nature. such as rivers, streams, ponds, and insects and reptiles.

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North Korea sets conditions for summit meeting with South Korea

North Korea has said it is ready to consider holding a summit with South Korea if the two sides can ensure a spirit of mutual respect.

In a statement on September 25, Kim Yo-jong, First Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, sister of leader Kim Jong-un, emphasized that an inter-Korean summit could take place, but only if “respect” and “fairness” are guaranteed.

“I think that only when objectivity and mutual respect can be maintained can there be a smooth understanding between the North and South,” Kim Yo-jong said.

Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: Yonhap.

“I feel the desire of the South Korean public to restore inter-Korean relations, bring it out of the stalemate, and achieve peace and stability as soon as possible is extremely strong,” she added. . “We have the same wish.”

The comments come a day after North Korea called on the US and South Korea to abandon their hostile policy and double standards towards Pyongyang if they want talks on ending the 1950 Korean War. 1953 took place.

Pyongyang previously said it was too early to end the Korean War, as it did not mean Washington would end its “hostile policy”. The comments came in response to South Korean President Moon Jae’s call for an end to the Korean War during his address to the United Nations General Assembly on September 21. He also proposed that the two Koreas, along with the United States and China, issue a joint statement.

Seoul and Pyongyang are technically still at war because the 1950-1953 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. In addition to South Korea and North Korea, the signatories of the armistice include the US-led United Nations Command, which supports Seoul and Chinese volunteer troops to support Pyongyang.

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Another 39 people in Hanoi, 43 in Quang Binh suspected Covid-19

Hanoi Department of Health recorded 35 positive cases of nCoV from 6 am to 12 pm on September 8, bringing the total number of cases recorded in the day to 39. Quang Binh added 53 cases, Nghe An 34 cases.

The Ministry of Health has not recorded it, so it is considered to be infected.

At HanoiNew positive cases include 7 community cases in Hai Ba Trung, Thanh Tri, Thanh Xuan, and Hoang Mai. The remaining 28 infections were in isolation and blockade, of which Thanh Xuan Trung’s outbreak added 7 new cases; Thanh Tri district added 9 cases; Minh Khai ward, Hai Ba Trung 7 cases; Tan Minh, Thuong Tin added 3 more cases; Hoang Mai, Cau Giay and Dong Da districts have one shift each.

On the morning of September 8, the Hanoi Department of Health recorded 4 new cases, all F1s, from the same family in Phuc Xa, Ba Dinh, including female, 2 years old, 6-year-old female, 56-year-old female and 32-year-old male. They tested positive for nCoV on September 7.

The Hanoi Center for Disease Control (CDC) said that districts, towns and cities are continuing to take samples for testing in order to promptly detect and isolate and treat F0 and re-evaluate areas and subjects. risk of infection.

Thus, in the fourth outbreak from April 29, Hanoi recorded 3,658 infections (excluding the number of infections at central hospitals), including 1,578 community cases, 2,080 cases in isolation areas. .

The outbreaks have complicated developments, including: an outbreak at Ngoc Ha market, Ba Dinh, detected since August 28, so far 22 cases have been recorded; Thanh Xuan Trung ward’s outbreak has been recorded since August 23, so far 516 cases; outbreaks were recorded in Van Mieu and Van Chuong wards of Dong Da district, so far 207 cases; outbreak in Tan Lap, Dan Phuong from August 28 to now 20 cases; Cough and fever screening cluster in the community since August 1 has recorded 172 infections.

According to the CDC, Hanoi has carried out a key large-scale test from September 1, with the number of one million samples in 30 districts. By the end of September 7, the city had tested 817,765 samples, reaching nearly 82% of the plan. Of which, 44,663 samples were taken in Dong Anh, Dong Da, Ha Dong, Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hoang Mai, Thanh Tri, Thanh Xuan districts, currently 36,064 negative samples; Another 773,102 samples of people living in high-risk areas and high-risk subjects, of which 649,444 samples were negative, 11 samples were positive. The remaining 132,246 samples have no results.

The positive samples were all people living in high-risk areas, including 2 cases in Ta Thanh Oai, Thanh Tri district; one case in Thanh Xuan Trung and seven in Thanh Xuan Nam in Thanh Xuan district; one in Quang Trung, Ha Dong and one in Tan Minh commune, Thuong Tin district. These cases have been announced by Hanoi.

The group to be sampled for testing this time includes: people living in blockade areas, high-risk areas with many cases and outbreaks; people belonging to high-risk groups such as delivery workers (shippers); selling goods at traditional markets, toad markets; sales staff at supermarkets, trade centers; selling groceries at home; selling gasoline; driving industrial parks, long distances; security guards at apartment buildings, industrial parks, factories, enterprises, agencies and mass organizations; construction workers are stuck in Hanoi; selling medicine; retail warehouse workers; the person on duty at the quarantine checkpoint; anti-epidemic support force; Urban environment company employees who directly collect garbage include drivers and janitors.

Medical forces take samples for testing people in Thanh Xuan Trung ward, Hanoi, on August 30. Photo: Giang Huy

From 6:00 a.m. on September 7 to 6:00 a.m. on September 8, CDC Quang Binh tested 14,382 people, discovered 53 positive cases, bringing the total number of cases in the province so far to 1,015 cases, of which 159 cases have been cured. All new cases are in the blockade area, concentrated isolation area.

Up to now, Quang Binh has undergone 2 rounds of social distancing according to Directive 16, the goal is to control the epidemic by September 15. The province has 38 outbreaks, very high-risk areas have been identified from the beginning and tightly zoned. For the past week, there have been no new infections outside the zoned area. Quang Binh took and performed 300,000 rapid test samples, nearly 100,000 RT-PCR samples.

In the coming days, Quang Binh focuses on testing and dissecting F0; shorten test coverage and return cycles; move some good anti-epidemic communes to a lower state, aiming to change the status of Dong Hoi city and Bo Trach district to lower than Directive 16+.

From 6 a.m. on September 7 to this morning, Nghe An Center for Disease Control recorded 34 cases positive for nCoV. Of these, 14 community cases (Vinh City 11 cases, Que Phong district 2 cases and Dien Chau 1 case), the rest have been isolated in concentrated isolation before.

From June 13 to now, Nghe An has 1,747 confirmed and suspected cases of Covid-19. The epidemic has spread to 21 localities, of which Vinh City has 624 cases, Yen Thanh district 198 cases.

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Ba Ria – Vung Tau social distancing for another 2 weeks

Many infections have unknown sources of infection, epidemic areas have not been thoroughly controlled, Ba Ria – Vung Tau authorities extended the distance according to Directive 16 to September 8.

The information was stated by Mr. Pham Viet Thanh, Secretary of the Ba Ria – Vung Tau Provincial Party Committee at a meeting on strengthening measures to prevent and control Covid-19 in the area, on August 25. “Before making this decision, the Standing Board of the Provincial Party Committee considered it very carefully, but the highest goal is not to let Ba Ria-Vung Tau fall into a state of loss of disease control, care and protection. People’s lives and health are first and foremost,” said Mr. Thanh.

The relic of Ba Ria City’s Round House, located at the intersection of the deserted April 27 and Cach Mang Thang 8 streets, August 24. Photo: Truong Ha

Previously, Ba Ria – Vung Tau set a goal to return to the green area by August 25, but so far it has not been achieved. In which, there are currently “very high-risk” areas, which are Long Hai town and Thang Nhi ward (Vung Tau city). Although the provincial health sector has initial experience, if the number of cases continues to increase, it will lead to overcrowding.

After nearly two months of the Covid-19 outbreak, Ba Ria-Vung Tau recorded 3,080 cases (27 deaths); 1,876 people have recovered from the disease. The province has 14 treatment facilities with 2,993 beds, according to three treatment floors; 56 concentrated isolation facilities with 8,645 seats.

In the next 14 days, the province will implement social distancing according to Directive 16 “tough, decisive and thorough” for Vung Tau city, Ba Ria city, Phu My town and four districts, especially Con Dao district continues to continue. Directive 15 applies.

The province requires “who is there”, to limit people to the street; strictly control people from outside the province, especially those who go for medical examination and treatment, drivers and car assistants from epidemic areas. Localities only issue travel permits for cases of real necessity such as buying essential goods, taking care of patients, harvesting agricultural products, etc.

Cadres, civil servants and public employees work from home, except for the case of participating in epidemic prevention and education sector. Businesses are only allowed to operate when they meet the regulations and “3 in place”. In addition, the locality will strictly manage drug addicts, vagrants and psychopaths.

The government will apply stricter measures to the blockade areas, manage the red and green zones, and strictly control them from the inside; stopping the operation of fishing ports, catching seafood, allowing only fishing boats of fishermen to dock and unload seafood; close traditional markets in high-risk areas. The localities provide food and food for the blockade areas; go to the market on behalf of people in orange and yellow areas and distribute vouchers to go to the market for people in green areas.

The Department of Health will conduct comprehensive screening tests for high-risk groups for early detection, rapid isolation, timely classification and appropriate and effective treatment of people infected with Covid-19. Treatment and mortality reduction are the first priority.

The province implements a policy of free tuition for students, supporting Ba Ria – Vung Tau people living in epidemic areas by 1,000,000 VND per person; many policies for frontline forces, doctors, nurses, medical staff at treatment facilities…

Ba Ria – Vung Tau is 1,987 km2 wide, with a population of nearly 1.2 million people. Up to now, the locality has been allocated 5 batches of Covid-19 vaccine, with 219,450 doses.

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Hanoi adds 49 suspected cases

On the afternoon of July 31, Hanoi Department of Health recorded 26 more nCoV-positive cases, related to 6 clusters of infections, bringing the total number of cases for the day to 49.

26 new cases including two people detected through community cough and fever screening; 16 people in the cluster infected cough, fever secondary; 3 people related to the cluster Tan Mai, Hoang Mai; 2 people related to Hanoi Lung Hospital; two people at SEI Company, Bac Giang related at SEI company and one related to 95 Lang Ha pharmacy.

In which, 9 cases were recorded in the community, 17 cases were detected in the isolation area. The cases distributed by district are as follows: 6 cases in Ba Dinh, 3 in Thanh Tri, 4 in Dong Da, 3 in Hoang Mai, 2 in Bac Tu Liem; the districts of Hai Ba Trung, Thach That, Tay Ho, Thanh Xuan, Dong Anh, Thuong Tin, Hoan Kiem one shift each.

23 cases this morning, including 12 people related to SEI Company in Thang Long Industrial Park, 9 people in cluster cough, secondary infectious fever, two people related to cluster in Ho Chi Minh City.

Thus, from July 5 to now, Hanoi has recorded 11 epidemic clusters, a total of 880 infections. On July 30, 119 infections were recorded, the highest since the beginning of the month and in the fourth outbreak.

Hanoi Lung Hospital was medically isolated on July 25. Photo: Minh Nhan.



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Prime Minister: Anti-competitive when buying vaccines

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh requested anti-competition between the private and the state; anti-negative, group interests in the procurement of biological products and vaccines.

On the afternoon of June 21, chairing an online conference on the prevention of Covid-19, the Prime Minister noted that industries should step up the purchase of vaccines as quickly and as possible, agree on one, and coordinate well for licensing, management and quality assurance.

The reception of technology transfer for vaccine production needs to be “faster and more powerful”, putting products into widespread testing; develop vaccination campaigns in all provinces, cities, ministries and branches. Units need to communicate equally to vaccine sources so that people do not compare and wait.

The situation of the Covid-19 epidemic continues to be complicated and unpredictable, and can break out anywhere, at any time. “Therefore, we must not be subjective, let our guard down and need to learn from experience in epidemic prevention and control to adjust our approach and approach to the new situation,” the Prime Minister said.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. Image: Nhat Bac

The Government praised the Ministry of Health, Hanoi, Vinh Phuc, Ha Nam, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, and Ho Chi Minh City for their efforts in fighting the epidemic, so the situation is “in a good direction”.

Recalling the view that “fighting the epidemic is like fighting the enemy”, the Prime Minister asked localities to promote the spirit of self-reliance, self-reliance and self-responsibility; ready to respond on the spot, not expecting or relying on the Central Government; do not expect the help of the agency or province you.

Vietnam continues to implement the “5K + vaccine” formula, perfecting the application of technology in anti-epidemic; active prevention, early detection, quick isolation, effective treatment, early stabilization of the situation; encirclement, blockade narrow area, wide distance. The Prime Minister noted not to be too mechanical about administrative units, but based on the epidemic situation to blockade, isolate and flexibly distance. Rapid and early testing is considered the key to successful epidemic suppression.

Regarding difficulties in anti-epidemic, the Prime Minister asked the units to remove with the spirit of “three nos”: Not saying there is no mechanism, policy, legal corridor; must not say they do not have funds (despite difficulties, call for support, but must spend resources to fight the epidemic); do not say no biological equipment. Ministries and sectors shall develop regulations on purchasing vaccines and fighting epidemics in industrial parks, medical facilities, isolation areas, and standards for pilot isolation at home; socialization testing…

Localities need to minimize administrative procedures in anti-epidemic; have the most effective policies to support workers and businesses affected by Covid-19. The high school graduation exam in 2021 must be well organized, safe and legal, but minimize trouble for parents and students.

Earlier at the meeting at the end of May 2021, Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long said that this unit was assigned to be the focal point to import vaccines, but the ministry did not “monopoly” but encouraged localities and businesses to have access to participating vaccines. If localities and businesses submit dossiers, the Ministry will process them immediately, if valid, up to 5 working days to issue permits. All batches of vaccines, regardless of which unit is imported, have records of origin and quality certification, are administered by the Ministry of Health to direct the health system to organize injections.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam requested that all vaccines that have been licensed by the World Health Organization, even though manufacturers have not applied for a license or issued a registration number in Vietnam, can still be imported. For vaccines that have not been licensed by WHO but have been licensed for use by other countries, when any unit can access them, the Ministry of Health will also issue a license immediately.

Vietnam aims to achieve herd immunity by the end of 2021 and early 2022, meaning that at least 70% of the population (70 million people) will be vaccinated. This vaccination deployment plan comes when Vietnam has successfully negotiated and will have more than 120 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in 2021, from AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, from Russia and the Covax Mechanism.

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Another 11 people in Hanoi are suspected of having Covid-19

Hanoi CDC on the afternoon of May 30 recorded 11 more people positive for nCoV, including 2 cases in the community, 9 cases were isolated.

The Ministry of Health has not determined the patient number, so it is considered to be infected. In which, 2 community cases include:

Female, 30 years old, address in Xuan Thuy village, Xuan Thu commune, Soc Son, working as a scrap metal collector in Neh town, Viet Yen, Bac Giang, near Quang Chau industrial park. On May 28, her family rode a motorbike to their hometown in Soc Son to avoid the epidemic because the area was not blocked. They actively declared their health at Xuan Thu commune health station and isolated themselves at home, without contacting anyone. On May 29, she tested positive for nCoV, on May 30, she had symptoms of cough and sore throat.

Female, 29 years old, address in Ngoc Thuy, Long Bien, working at Nhan Hoa Company, 99 Lang Ha, Dong Da. From May 8, she returned to her hometown in Hai Duong, an area with positive cases. On May 23, she had a sore throat, headache, was examined at Duc Giang General Hospital (Hanoi) on May 24, tested negative for nCoV, and was treated as an outpatient. On May 27, she had a stomachache, returned to Duc Giang hospital, and tested positive for nCoV on May 28.

Nine people have been isolated in concentrated isolation, including:

Two women, 50 years old and 3 years old, live in The Zen apartment building, Gamuada urban area, Tran Phu, Hoang Mai. They are relatives of “patient 5410”, who works at T&T Company at 2A Pham Su Manh. On May 25, they were isolated in concentrated isolation at Tu Hiep. On May 27, they had a fever, were transferred to Duc Giang General Hospital for treatment, and tested positive for nCoV on May 28.

Nam, 36 years old, lives in D14 Dang Xa, Co Bi, Gia Lam. The young man was in close contact with “patient 5243”, related to the infection cluster from T&T Company at 2A Pham Su Manh. On May 23, the boy tested negative for the first time, transferred to isolation at Hanoi College of Technology and Economics, Soc Son. On May 29, he had a fever and tested positive for nCoV for the second time.

Two women, 53 and 14 years old, are related to the cluster of infections from Da Nang. Two people in the same commune in To Hieu, Thuong Tin, one in close contact with “patient 3092”, the other in close contact with “patient 3138”. Two people tested negative for the first time and transferred to concentrated isolation in Son Tay on May 8-9. On May 29, they tested positive for nCoV a second time.

Two women related to the cluster from Da Nang include a 33-year-old girl and a 1-year-old girl. The two are in Thinh Liet, Hoang Mai and are relatives of “patient 4566”, isolated at Tu Hiep on May 20. They were transferred to isolation for treatment at Duc Giang General Hospital on May 28 due to symptoms of illness. On May 30, they tested positive for nCoV.

Two women, aged 55 and 33, were related to an infection cluster from the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases. A person in Hiep Loc 3, Hiep Loc commune, Phuc Tho had close contact with “patient 3181”; a person in Dong Khe village, Dan Phuong commune, Dan Phuong district, was in close contact with “patient 3253”. On May 8, they tested negative for nCoV, concentrated in isolation in Son Tay, then tested positive for nCoV on May 29.

This morning, the Hanoi CDC has reported 6 suspected cases, which have not been identified by the Ministry of Health. Thus, on May 30, Hanoi recorded a total of 17 new suspected cases.

Since April 29, Hanoi has had 182 positive cases of nCoV. The infections were concentrated in 4 clusters of cases, namely Da Nang cluster (51 cases), cluster related to T&T Company and Times City (48 cases), Bac Ninh cluster (26 cases) and Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases (23 cases). 22 cases).

Medical isolation area at Kim Son commune, Gia Lam district, Hanoi, May 9. Image: Giang Huy.


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Isolation from Medlatec Hospital Nghia Dung base

HanoiMedlatec 42-44 general hospital, Nghia Dung street, must be quarantined until the end of June 3, after a nurse positive for nCoV.

The decision to establish a quarantine area was made by the Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ba Dinh Ta Nam Chien district on the afternoon of May 8. Police forces set up checkpoints in the area.

Two days ago, Melatec General Hospital Nghia Dung campus announced to stop medical examination because “patient 3092” and “patient 3093” in To Hieu commune, Thuong Tin district came for testing.

Medlatec General Hospital Nghia Dung Campus, Ba Dinh District. Image: Huu Mai.

On the afternoon of May 8, the Hanoi Department of Health announced that a nurse of the hospital was F1 of “patient 3092”, with a positive result for nCoV. According to the epidemiological investigation, 46 F1 cases at the hospital were concentrated.

The Department of Medical Examination and Treatment suggested Medlatec General Hospital to make a follow-up list of all patients who came to the clinic from May 3 to 12 on May 7.

Medlatec is the ninth hospital in the country with medical isolation due to its involvement with Covid-19 case in the past five days. Hanoi has the most cases with 94 people, there are 3 hospitals that are quarantined: Central Tropical Hospital, Hospital K, Military Hospital 105.

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People who illegally crossed the border into the US increased a record

The number of undocumented migrants on the US-Mexico border increased 70% in March to 172,331, hitting a 15-year high.

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said today that the number of unaccompanied children captured by CBP has doubled to 18,663. Another 227 children were stopped by immigration officials at the border gates, bringing the total number of unaccompanied children to 18,890 in March

According to CBP, nearly 104,000 people who crossed the border were deported, mainly returning to Mexico, according to Covid-19 epidemic prevention rules.

A migrant from Central America boarded the vehicle of the US border patrol after crossing the Rio Grande River into Rome, Texas, on March 28. Image: AFP.

However, unaccompanied children with tens of thousands of migrants with both families and young children are allowed to stay, posing a major political and social challenge to the fledgling government of the General. Governor Joe Biden.

Most of the migrants come from Mexico and Central American countries such as Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala and more and more people are coming in large groups. CBP said the main cause was “violence, natural disasters, food insecurity and poverty” in Mexico and Central America countries.

“This is not new,” said Troy Miller, the CBP official. “The number of migrants pouring into the border has continued to increase since April 2020”.

CBP predicts about 184,000 unaccompanied minors will cross the border into the country in fiscal year 2021. This is more than twice as high as the 76,020 children who made their way into the United States during the annual immigration crisis. 2019.

CBP currently holds more than 5,000 migrant children, while the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) holds more than 11,000 children.

Huyen Le (According to the AFP)