HN deploys SARS-CoV-2 quick tests in new period

14/07/2020

VGP – Positive cases of SARS-CoV-2 quick tests will be subjected to real-time reverse transcriptase-PC, according to the Ha Noi Department of Health.

 
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The body is deploying quick tests to early trace new cases of community transmission. 

So far, the Covid-19 outbreak has been put under control in the community. All imported cases were issolated upon arrival. However, there remains risks of community transmission. Hence, it is necessary to conduct quick tests to early track the infected. 

People to take quick tests include those who are suspected to get the virus in accordance with Decision 936/QD-BYT, dated March 18, 2020 on “Interim Guidelines for monitoring, prevention and control of COVID-19,” medical staff, careers, staffs without signs of infection and those who have close contact with Covid-19 patients within 14 days without taking appropriate protective measures. 

Those who receive positive quick tests will have their samples collected for real-time reverse transcriptase-PC tests. 

So far, the Ha Noi Center for Disease Control (Ha Noi CDC) is in charge of implementing tests and conducting training courses on biological safety and sample collection for grass-roots medical facilities. 

The city houses 14 units which are qualified for conducting Covid-19 tests such as the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE), the Institute of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (IPMPH), the Military Institute of Preventive Medicine, the National Hospital of Tropical Disease, the Viet Nam National Children's Hospital, Bach Mai General Hospital, the National Lung Hospital, the 108 Military Central Hospital,  Military Hospital 103, the National Centre for Veterinary Diagnosis, the Viet Nam-Russia Tropical Center, the Ha Noi CDC, Duc Giang General Hospital, and Medlatec General Hospital. 

Viet Nam confirmed one imported COVID-19 case on July 14 morning, bringing the total infections nationwide to 373, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The country has now gone 89 days without any community transmissions. 

Among the total 373 cases, 232 were imported and quarantined right upon arrival./.

By Khanh Phuong