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Binh Thuan to implement the measures to prevent and control the epidemic of Covid-19 - (12/03/2020)

( Right after recording the first person who was infected by Covid-19 in Binh Thuan province, on March 10th Binh Thuan provincial people’s committee held a meeting to discuss the measures to cope with the epidemic.
(Chairman of Binh Thuan provincial people’s committee – Mr Nguyen Ngoc Hai
spoke at the meeting; photo: H.T)

According to the information from Binh Thuan Department of Health, the patient D.T.L.T (51 year olds)  started coughing with phlegm, she treated at home. Until March 7th, the syndrome was not reduced, so she came to Binh Thuan general hospital and kept in quarantine.
According to the preliminary inquiry, on the morning of February 22nd, the patient took the flight from HCMC to New York (America), she transited via the Incheon airport – Korea; on February 25th, she came to Washing DC and then flew to Qatar on March 1st; in Qatar she took the flight No. QR 974  of Qatar Airways to Tan Son Nhat airport on March 3rd. After that, she got back home by own car. From that day, she just stayed at home and went to work. Up to March 5th, she got ill and treated at home until March 7th came to hospital and kept in quarantine.
At the meeting, Mr. Nguyen Quoc Viet – Director of Binh Thuan Department of Health defined that there were 17 cases which directly contacted with the patient. Namely, 05 cases were segregated at Binh Thuan hospital, 12 cases ( 06 in Phan Thiet city, 04 in Ham Thuan Bac district, 02 in Ham Thuan Nam district) were in quarantine at the regiment No 812. All were taken the specimen to send to the Pasteur Institute of Nha Trang. The Binh Thuan Department of Health also sterilized the environment at the infection areas and isolated those who used to contact with the patients.
(Director of Binh Thuan Department of Health; photo: H.T)
Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Hai – Chairman of Binh Thuan provincial people’s committee asked the Health sector to concentrate all resources to cope with the epidemic and penalize persons who don’t want to be segregated. The Department of industry and trade has to fine the stores that speculate in face mask and the Department of culture, sports and tourism sum up the number of international tourists in the region of Binh Thuan province. In addition, there must be the propagation via the media, websites and newspapers so that people can get the correct information about the situation of the epidemic.
Nguyen Vu
Translated by Van Thao


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