NEARLY 1,900 PEOPLE HAVE FINISHED THE QUARANTINE PERIOD
At a meeting of the Hanoi Steering Committee for the prevention and control of Covid-19 epidemic, a Hanoi Capital High Command official said that on March 10, 1,893 people were discharged from the quarantine center back home after they finished the quarantine period. In addition, 28 South Koreans who have finished their quarantine period will be required to return to their home country during this time.
Recently, the Hanoi Capital High Command received and transported 3,697 citizens to quarantine centers. The health ministry collected 2,240 samples, all of which were negative for SARS-CoV-2 virus. The number of newly transferred people to quarantine centers will also continue to be tested.
CONDUCT BODY TEMPERATURE SCREENING AND STERILIZE ALL PLANES ON INTERNATIONAL ROUTES BACK TO VIETNAM
Vietnam Airlines said it will conduct body temperature screening among all passengers departing from Europe before boarding, while providing masks for passengers to use throughout the flight time. Passengers are encouraged to stabilize their seats and limit movement and communication during the flight.
For international flights back to Vietnam, immediately after each aircraft lands at the airport apron, sterilization will be carried out for the entire passenger cabin, cockpit and flight attendants’ preparation area. After the flights, the used headsets will be disinfected with the ChloramineB solution.
In addition, equipment serving passengers at Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat Airports are regularly cleaned with disinfectants.
HANOI SANITIZES SEVERAL TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
From March 10, several historical relic sites and popular tourist destinations located throughout Hanoi such as Hoa Lo Prison, Ngoc Son Temple, Ba Kieu Temple, Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam have been temporary closed whilst thorough disinfectant measures aimed at preventing the further spread of the Covid-19 are carried out.
SAPA HAS SEALED OFF 5 HIGH RISK AREAS
Sa Pa localized and temporarily isolated places related to the infected British tourist couple and 4 other passengers on the same flight with patient No. 17.
From March 10, 5 temporarily isolated areas were Topas Ecolodge Sapa Resort; Mr. N.M.Q's house; Anh Duc homestay and Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa. The 16-seat Ford Transit car with 24B-006.47 plate was also suspended. These areas have been disinfected twice a day since March 7.
On the morning of March 10, the Chinese Consul General in HCMC visited the city-based Cho Ray hospital, showing his gratitude for the hospital’s staff for their efforts in caring for the health of Chinese citizens over the past time.
On this occasion, the Chinese office and the China Business Association - HCMC branch granted 600 N95 medical face masks and 100 million VND to Cho Ray hospital to support Vietnamese health workers in the Covid-19 fight.
UNITEDS TO USE EXPERIENCE IN PREVENTION OF THE FIRST VIETNAMESE TRANSACTION TO SHARE WITH COUNTRIES
The United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in Vietnam, Kamal Malhotra, said he spoke highly of Vietnam’s efforts to prevent spread of the Covid-19 epidemic, not only in the first stage but also the second one.
Vietnam was the first country to successfully contain the epidemic in the first stage with the recovery of the first 16 patients. Regarding new infection cases reported over the past days, the UN still highly valued Vietnam’s drastic and proactive measures to prevent spread of the epidemic to communities.
UN organizations in Vietnam will accompany Vietnam in the fight against the epidemic through technical assistance to help the country evaluate impacts of the epidemic. The UN affirmed that it would always cooperate with Viet Nam amid complicated developments of the Covid-19 epidemic.
V-LEAGUE 2020 CONTINUES TO PLAY WITHOUT FANS
The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) has officially confirmed that the ongoing national football tournaments including the professional football leagues and the National U19 Football Championship 2020 won’t be postponed.
The second round of V-League 2020 will continue to play as expected in the stadium without fans this weekend from March 13-15 and will ensure absolute medical safety. Meanwhile, the top professional football league will also be opened on March 14-16.
SINGAPORE CHARGES FOREIGNERS WITH COVID-19 FOR TREATMENT
Singapore has begun to charge foreigners infected with coronavirus for treatment after recording 3 new imported cases, two of them are Indonesians.
In its statement, the country’s Ministry of Health said foreigners who are short-term visit pass holders seeking treatment for Covid-19 in Singapore will need to pay for their treatment. However, testing for the novel coronavirus that causes the disease remains free.
It noted: “In view of the rising number of Covid-19 infections globally, and the expected rise in the number of confirmed cases in Singapore, we will need to prioritise the resources at public hospitals.”
UK PAY 4,600 USD FOR THE COVID-19 VOLUNTARY VOLUNTEER
A new scientific study is asking members of the public to volunteer to be infected with a coronavirus in return for cash.
A London-based scientific study announced it would pay around £3,500 ($4,600) for volunteers who participated in the test to control the Covid-19 virus. The Queen Mary BioEnterprises Innovation Centre at Whitechapel is looking for 24 volunteers to inject with the dreaded coronavirus to support the evaluation and development of the Covid-19 vaccine.
DEPUTY MINISTER OF HEALTH TESTED POSITIVE AND HAD RECENTLY BEEN TO RECEPTION WITH PM BORIS JOHNSON
The Times reported on March 10 that Nadine Dorries, Deputy Minister of Health, was diagnosed with coronavirus. Nadine Dorries is now in isolation and understood to be recovering, previously met hundreds of people in parliament in the past week and attended a reception with Boris Johnson.
BOLIVIA AND TURKEY REPORT FIRST CONFIRMED CASES
Bolivia has confirmed its first 2 cases of coronavirus, Health Minister Anibal Cruz said in a public address on March.
On the same day, a Turkish citizen with high fever and cough symptoms was diagnosed with the coronavirus following tests, making him the country’s first confirmed diagnosis, Turkish Health Minister said. The male patient is in good health condition and his family and people who had close contact with him are under observation.
CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THE US MILITARY ARE PROBABLY MORE WIDESPREAD THAN KNOWN
A Pentagon official said Tuesday that the number of coronavirus cases within the military is probably higher than the total that has been reported, after a US soldier has tested positive for coronavirus last weekend. It is also the fourth infected US soldier worldwide.
Consequently, schools, temples, churches and other large gathering places within much of the New York City suburb of New Rochelle will be shut down for two weeks from March 12-25 as the state battles to contain of one of the nation's worst coronavirus clusters.