HCMC – After undergoing Covid-19 rapid tests, 240 people at the Thu Duc Mental Health Care Center in HCMC’s Thu Duc City were positive, a local official confirmed on July 29.
According to Le Minh Tan, director of the HCMC Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, the center is under the management of the department and is monitoring and taking care of 1,103 people.
Among the 240 people who tested positive, 12 are employees of the center, Phap Luat newspaper reported.
Tan said that the department had reported the Covid-19 situation at the center to the HCMC government, the HCMC Department of Health and the HCMC Center for Disease Control for preventive measures.
The Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs will assign a team to take care of the patients and set up a quarantine zone in the center. It will also coordinate with the Thu Duc Medical Center to offer medical check-up services and conduct Covid-19 RT-PCR tests for people who tested positive and employees of the center, he added.