In its submission to the Steering Committee for the Prevention and Control of Covid-19 in the Central Province of Quang Nam, the Da Nang City Steering Committee for the Prevention and Control of Covid-19, the Vietnam Airlines Corporation and Bamboo Airways, the ministry announced that fourteen people arriving in Vietnam from South Korea and the United States have been confirmed to be infected with the Omicron strain of coronavirus.
Of these, eight were on flight VN99 from the United States and three on flight VN417 from South Korea both of which landed on December 24. Two others were on board flight VN417 from South Korea on December 23 and one on flight QH9451 from South Korea on December 21.
On December 30, the Pasteur Institute in Nha Trang confirmed that these aforementioned passengers were positive for the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) after performing gene sequencing.
The Ministry of Health has proposed to the steering committees for the prevention and control of Covid-19 in Quang Nam, Da Nang, Vietnam Airlines Corporation and Bamboo Airways to trace those who have close and related contact with infected passengers and to keep these isolated contacts to prevent disease. to spread in the community.
Healthcare workers will take samples from people in the shuttle; hotel service personnel, flight attendants, ground service personnel and close contacts for testing. Test results will soon be available for the prevention and control of Covid-19.
The ministry called on the responsible agencies and the local administration to strengthen the supervision and management of cases arriving from abroad and to keep an eye on the community for early detection of suspected cases.
The local health sector should rapidly zone the areas where the patient has lived, worked and immediately disinfect the environment, means of transport and other affected areas in accordance with the provisions of the Directive on surveillance and prevention of the Covid-19 epidemic. .
Medical clinics and treatment facilities must segregate patients and measure their temperature. Patients should be asked to make medical declarations and to comply with regulations on the prevention of Covid-19.
Vietnam’s health ministry reported 16,515 cases of Covid-19 nationwide on Friday, while recording 18,642 recoveries and 226 deaths.