Ha Noi ramps up detection of Covid-19 variants

August 25, 2022 8:09 PM GMT+7

VGP - The Ha Noi Department of Health urged the municipal Center for Disease Control (CDC Ha Noi) and medical facilities to sequence genes to early trace the source of any new COVID-19 outbreak.

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This is part of an official dispatch in response to Covid-19 infection resurgence in Ha Noi. 

Accordingly, local health agencies have been asked to join medical facilities to monitor and collect SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic specimens and send them to Ha Noi CDC for genome sequencing to determine new sub-variants.

Ha Noi has detected several cases of Omicron BA.5 sub-variant. 

The city documented 140-160 new cases a day on average, according to the municipal Health Department./.

Khanh Phuong