People in contact with Da Nang COVID-19 suspect test negative for the virus

(VOVWORLD) - All 102 people thought to have been in contact with one suspect case of COVID-19 in Da Nang were tested negative for the virus, the Ministry of Health said on Friday. 
People in contact with Da Nang COVID-19 suspect test negative for the virus - ảnh 1Da Nang C Hospital in Da Nang City is where a local man is suspected of contracting COVID-19. (Photo: VNA/VNS)

A 57-year-old man in Lien Chieu District, Da Nang City, tested positive for COVID-19 at a local hospital on Thursday. His samples are being tested again at Nha Trang’s Pasteur Institute for confirmation. He had a high fever and went for a check-up at the Da Nang C Hospital on July 20.

After being suspected of having the SARS-CoV-2 virus, his samples were tested and returned positive twice. Local authorities and health officials are investigating the case to identify the source of the transmission.

On Friday Vietnam detected one more imported case of COVID-19, who was placed under quarantine shortly after entry. The male patient of Myanmar nationality entered Hon Gai port in northern Vietnam on Thursday. 

Chairing a meeting of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on Friday, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam acknowledged quick response of the health sector and the authority of Da Nang city. He urged for preparedness of the epidemic prevention and control system and called on medical staff and the army and police forces to be vigilant against new developments of the epidemic.