Hanoi is going to test 10,000 employees at Noi Bai International Airport to avoid an outbreak like at Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCM City.
According to the Department of Health, they have started taking samples from the afternoon of February 9. Soc Son District Medical Station was asked to work with Long Bien District Medical Station and Gia Lam District Medical Station to carry out the task. The samples will be sent to St. Paul Hospital, Thanh Nhan Hospital, Duc Giang Hospital, Hanoi Lung Hospital, Son Tay Hospital and Ha Dong Hospital. About 3,000 samples were collected on February 9.
The Airports Corporation of Vietnam previously asked all airports to be proactive in asking for tests for the employees.
On February 7, HCM City authorities asked for viral testing for all staff at Tan Son Nhat International Airport after four more staff members were infected with SARS-CoV-2. HCM City authorities said stricter measures would be applied and the staff members would be tested for the second time.
HCM City Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention asked to test the airport staff members one day before they return to work. Only when the test results are negative could they go to the airport. Staff members who work regularly with the passengers and in the freight transport sector must be tested periodically.
This article was originally published in Dtinews