Chinese workers isolated in Ha Tinh over virus fears

A group of Chinese workers have been isolated at a hotel in Ha Tinh Province when returning to work at the Formosa Ha Tinh Company after the Tet Holiday.

Chinese workers isolated in Ha Tinh over virus fears

The hotel where the Chinese workers stay in Ha Tinh

17 Chinese workers are being monitored by local authorities in case they contracted the coronavirus.


The Taiwan-invested Formosa Ha Tinh Company recently announced that all staff that went to China during the Tet holiday should not return to work until February 15.

The move was to prevent the spreading of the coronavirus in the Vung Ang Economic Zone where Formosa Ha Tinh is operating its steel plant.

Chairman of Ky Trinh Ward People's Committee, Nguyen Huy Dong confirmed that the Chinese workers returned to Ha Tinh by road on January 29 and stayed at a local hotel since after the company refused to admit them to work.

They are now in good health but still need to be strictly monitored by health officers as they came from the virus area," Dong said. "They are asked not to go outside and the hotel has been disinfected every day to prevent the possible spread of the novel Coronavirus.

According to the company's announcement, they will issue further notice depending on the situation after February 15. Any workers who want to return to work must submit a health certificate confirming they are not infected by coronavirus within 14 days.

 

"This may cause inconvenience but we must take this action to prevent the potential spread of the deadly virus to the area," the company said.

The Ha Tinh Provincial Department of Health has asked Formosa Company to set up a separate area inside the company for those workers who returned from China after the Tet Holiday.

A report from the company said that they have 754 Chinese staff and 429 of them returned to China for the Tet Holiday. Dtinews

Xuan Sinh

China seeks to import medical face masks from Vietnam

China seeks to import medical face masks from Vietnam

In Vietnam, demand for medical face masks and hand sanitizers has increased sharply on fears of potential outbreak of the new coronavirus (nCoV).

Flights to carry Vietnamese in nCoV-hit China back home

Flights to carry Vietnamese in nCoV-hit China back home

Vietnam Airlines is resuming flights between Vietnam and Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan (China) as from February 2 after the civil aviation authority permitted the resumption to repatriate affected passengers amid the novel coronavirus (nCoV) epidemic.

 
 

Other News

.
Dong Nai prosecutes director associated with fatal wall collapse
Dong Nai prosecutes director associated with fatal wall collapse
SOCIETYicon  26/05/2020 

The Dong Nai investigative police agency has decided to prosecute and temporarily detain Ha Duy Hai, director of Ha Hai Nga construction firm, for his alleged responsibility in a wall collapse that killed 10 people and injured 14 others 11 days ago.

Three died as scaffolding cable snaps in Kon Tum
Three died as scaffolding cable snaps in Kon Tum
SOCIETYicon  26/05/2020 

Three workers died and many others were injured after a scaffolding cable snapped at a hydro-power plant project in Kon Tom Province on May 25.

One student killed, 12 injured as tree falls at school
One student killed, 12 injured as tree falls at school
SOCIETYicon  26/05/2020 

A student has been killed and 12 others were injured after a large tree fell on them at a secondary school in HCM City’s District 3 on Tuesday morning.

No Smoking Challenge 2020 online contest launched
No Smoking Challenge 2020 online contest launched
SOCIETYicon  26/05/2020 

An online contest on tobacco harm prevention was launched across Việt Nam from now till May 31 to celebrate the World No Tobacco Day (May 31) and the National No Tobacco Week 2020 (May 25-31).

Campaign on dangers of smoking carried out at bus stations
Campaign on dangers of smoking carried out at bus stations
SOCIETYicon  26/05/2020 

An information campaign on the dangers of smoking and smoking in public is being carried out at eight bus and ferry stations in HCM City from May 2020 to June 2021 on the occasion of the World Smoke-Free Day on May 31.

Coronavirus outbreak: Five ways Europe is easing lockdown
Coronavirus outbreak: Five ways Europe is easing lockdown
SOCIETYicon  26/05/2020 

Jogging in a Madrid park, having a Czech beer, taking a Greek ferry - Europe is opening up more.

Coronavirus: Spain to stop quarantining arrivals from 1 July
Coronavirus: Spain to stop quarantining arrivals from 1 July
SOCIETYicon  26/05/2020 

Foreign visitors to Spain will no longer have to undergo a two-week quarantine from 1 July, the government has announced.

Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia May 26
Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia May 26
SOCIETYicon  26/05/2020 

HCMC quarantines 303 people from Europe
 

Coffee farms see high yields from new trees
Coffee farms see high yields from new trees
SOCIETYicon  26/05/2020 

Coffee farms in Kon Tum Province are producing higher yields from new coffee trees and older trees grafter with young shoots. 

Youngsters share views on building the future
Youngsters share views on building the future
SOCIETYicon  26/05/2020 

Hundreds of Vietnamese youngsters across the country took part in the online UN75 Youth Forum on Sunday to discuss what they want in the future, a key theme of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

HCM City to merge three districts to create innovative hub
HCM City to merge three districts to create innovative hub
SOCIETYicon  26/05/2020 

The HCM City Department of Home Affairs has submitted a plan to the People's Committee on the merger of three districts and 19 wards in the eastern side of the city.

Child-like man in Ly Son finds success in tourism
Child-like man in Ly Son finds success in tourism
FEATUREicon  25/05/2020 

A 34-year-old man with childlike appearance is a the successful investors in tourism in Ly Son District, Quang Ngai Province.

Pre-school teachers face hurdles in accessing financial support
Pre-school teachers face hurdles in accessing financial support
SOCIETYicon  25/05/2020 

Many pre-school teachers in HCM City’s private schools have found themselves ineligible for the support package the city has allocated to help those hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coastal road to be built in Thanh Hoa Province
Coastal road to be built in Thanh Hoa Province
SOCIETYicon  25/05/2020 

A new coastal road will be built between Hoang Hoa-Sam Son and Quang Xuong-Tinh Gia in the central province of Thanh Hoa under a public-private partnership.

Hanoi to build eight underground parking lots in Ba Dinh District
Hanoi to build eight underground parking lots in Ba Dinh District
SOCIETYicon  25/05/2020 

Hanoi’s Transport Department has agreed with a proposal of building eight underground parking lots in Ba Dinh District.

Southern fruit farmers plagued by poor harvest, low prices
Southern fruit farmers plagued by poor harvest, low prices
SOCIETYicon  25/05/2020 

The southern region is entering the peak harvest season for many fruits like durian, mango, rambutan, avocado, mangosteen, and jackfruit, but farmers are suffering from poor harvests.

Western Australia hit by 'once-in-a-decade' storm
Western Australia hit by 'once-in-a-decade' storm
SOCIETYicon  25/05/2020 

A vast stretch of coast is lashed by torrential rain and huge swells, causing widespread damage.

Younger generation show off patriotism
Younger generation show off patriotism
YOUR VIETNAMicon  25/05/2020 

During the war, young people showed their undying love for the Fatherland, and were ready to sacrifice their lives for national independence. Nowadays, young people have found another way to show their love in small ways.

Vietnam named best COVID-19 fighter globally by Politico
Vietnam named best COVID-19 fighter globally by Politico
SOCIETYicon  25/05/2020 

The US news website Politico has ranked Vietnam the best performer worldwide in the fight against COVID-19.

Student a shining example of kindness in Hanoi
Student a shining example of kindness in Hanoi
SOCIETYicon  26/05/2020 

The heavy rain on an early morning in April could not stop Dinh Thi Thao and her friends starting their rounds of small houses on the outskirts of Hanoi.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN