HCMC – The national steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control has established five teams to inspect the compliance of localities with quarantine regulations.
On January 17, Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen said the five teams would be led by the Minister and Deputy Ministers of Health. Some agencies and localities have failed to seriously comply with regulations on permitting quarantined people to leave the quarantine centers, the local media reported.
Under the regulations, within two days, those entering Vietnam must have their samples taken for Covid-19 testing for the first time. The second test will be conducted on their 14th day of quarantine. After 14 days, if the results of their second test are yet to be determined, they will not be allowed to leave the quarantine centers.
The handover of quarantined people to localities after the quarantine period must involve the management agencies of quarantine centers, the quarantined people and the medical agencies in the localities, Deputy Minister Tuyen said.
On January 7, the national steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control asked the Ministry of Health and centralized quarantine centers to initiate strict control over the handover of quarantined people to the localities and impose medical monitoring measures at their residences.