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Hard-working technicians at Da Nang lab seek COVID-19 infection cases

The Da Nang Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been busy on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19 over the past 10 days due to Da Nang’s administration accelerating mass testing.

 

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Technicians work hard each day at the laboratory in order to isolate possible SARS-CoV-2 infection cases. Indeed, July 31 was a peak day with more than 5,000 samples being taken and 45 positive COVID-19 cases being detected among them.

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According to Dr. Ton That Thanh, director of the CDC, the centre has a capacity of being able to test 10,000 samples per day.

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Each of the 60 technicians on duty must wear protective gear throughout their shift from 7am to 7pm.

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Samples and results are carefully detailed with no room for error.

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Each day sees the arrival of fresh samples sent from residential areas in Da Nang.

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A technician wears several masks whilst at work in order to ensure health and safety standards are maintained while following regulations set by the Ministry of Health.

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On average, the CDC analyses approximately 6,000 samples each day, ten times more than it had been when the laboratory first came into operation in March.

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Medical staff working in the central city are swift to take samples in residential areas in order to detect and isolate possible COVID-19 cases.

 

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