As the occurrence of COVID-19 infection in Ho Chi Minh city, schools are taking their actions to avoid outbreaks and keep students safe.
On Tuesday, two primary schools of Vo Van Tan and Nguyen Hue in Ho Chi Minh city sent home all students after a positive test was reported, the infected person is an English teacher by trade, who visited his friend and 3 others, all of them are teachers at Vo Van Tan and Nguyen Hue primary schools, the CafeF, a local media reported.
According to CafeF, Nguyen Thị Minh Khai High School also requested 48 students of the same class to stay at home as one them has had close contact with the English teacher before being detected.
Yesterday, a man in Ho Chi Minh city has contracted the novel coronavirus from an imported Covid-19 case, ending the country’s 88-day streak without a community transmission, VNExpress reported.
“Patient 1347”, a 32-year-old Vietnamese resident of District 6, HCMC, is an English teacher by trade. He contracted the virus from his friend, a flight attendant confirmed Saturday as “Patient 1342.”
The flight attendant had returned to Vietnam on November 14 and was quarantined for five days at a facility managed by Vietnam Airlines in HCMC.
After two tests showed he was negative for the coronavirus, he was asked to remain quarantined at his home in Bach Dang Street, Ward 2, Tan Binh District. He came into contact with his mother and two friends, including the English teacher who lived in the same house with him.
“Patient 1347” taught at the KEY English language center in Nguyen Ba Tuyen Street, Ward 12, Tan Binh District and other campuses in District 10. He also went to coffee shops and a karaoke parlor. The names of those facilities have not been released.
Center for Disease Control in Ho Chi Minh city said the new patient has had close contact with 192 people before being detected. Health officials have been collecting samples from these people for Covid-19 tests.
Vietnam’s borders remain closed in an attempt to keep out the virus. Only limited international flights are operating to repatriate Vietnamese nationals and transport foreign diplomats and experts.
The country has reported 1,347 coronavirus cases, including 35 deaths. Nearly half of the confirmed cases were imported, according to the Health Ministry.