A man returning from South Korea has been found to have broken self-quarantine, travelling 80km from HCM City to the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre, on Tuesday, according to Ben Tre Province’s Department of Health.
|A quarantine area in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre Province. — VNA/VNS Photo|
Director of the department Ngo Van Tan said the man was asked to self-quarantine at his house in HCM City after flying back from South Korea, due to the risks of spreading the novel coronavirus.
However, he reportedly travelled to Phu Tuc Commune, Chau Thanh District in Ben Tre Province.
The department has immediately informed HCM City’s functional forces to escort the man to the city’s quarantine areas.
The department has checked all people the man was in contact with.
Currently, there are 14 cases of involuntary home quarantine and one case under the hospital’s quarantine in the province.
As many as 51 cases have successfully completed a two-week quarantine and returned home. — VNS
More than 5,000 Chinese people have been quarantined when returning to Vietnam to work according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Quarantine is still the top solution to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes the COVID-19, according to Secretary of Hanoi Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue.
As many as 752 recent arrivals in Vietnam from China and South Korea have been put into quarantine at a military school of the Hanoi Capital High Command in Son Tay town, just outside of the capital.
South Korean people in a quarantined area in the northern city of Hai Phong are being served well-prepared meals.