HCMC – The governments of the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai and the southern province of Binh Duong on February 1 confirmed one fresh locally-transmitted Covid-19 case each.
The patient in Gia Lai, who is a resident of Krong Pa District, tested positive for the disease once. The province is also awaiting the testing result of another case who is at high risk of infection, the local media reported.
Gia Lai Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Thanh Lich said the province has three Covid-19 hotspots—Ia Pa and Krong Pa districts and Ayun Pa Town.
The province’s competent agencies, with the support of the Tay Nguyen Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology and the 3rd Corps, have promptly employed pandemic prevention and control measures.
Today, four teams including 50 medical workers from hospitals and medical centers in the provinces came to the three districts to support the tracing and testing work.
On January 31, 21 military officers of the 3rd Corps sprayed more than 9,000 liters of disinfectants in areas at high risk of infection in Ayun Pa Town, such as the medical center, Ly Thuong Kiet Street in Cheo Reo Ward, the Binh Loi Market and a centralized quarantine center in the old headquarters of the military command of Ayun Pa Town.
Today, they continued the work in Ia Pa District.
As for the case in Binh Duong, she is a student of Thu Dau Mot University and the daughter of the 1,801st patient from Ca Na Hamlet, An Binh Commune, Phu Giao District.
On February 18, she met her mother and went back to school later. From January 19 to 29, she had close contact with many people at the university, her boarding house and some other places in Thu Dau Mot City. On January 30, she was taken to a centralized quarantine center and had her sample taken for Covid-19 testing and the result came back positive.