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HCMC establishes quarantine centers for asymptomatic Covid cases

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HCMC – The HCMC government today, July 21, wrote to Thu Duc City and districts, asking them to establish quarantine centers for asymptomatic Covid-19 cases to reduce the pressure on the stretched hospitals.

Covid cases without symptoms, underlying health conditions and obesity or those whose underlying illnesses have been treated will be sent to these quarantine centers, the local media reported.

At these quarantine centers, the infected will have their health monitored regularly and if they develop symptoms, they will be transferred to hospitals.

Such quarantine centers must meet certain requirements on infrastructure, human resources, medicines and medical equipment.

Specifically, Thu Duc City and districts can convert the dorms of schools, idle apartment buildings, hotels, motels and schools.

Districts should check the number of infected people and infrastructure to determine the capacity of quarantine facilities. Those testing positive for Covid through rapid tests and waiting for their RT-PCR test results must be separated from those with a positive RT-PCR test result.

The management boards of the concentrated quarantine centers will be led by the vice chairpersons of Thu Duc City and districts.

Thu Duc City and districts will establish rapid response teams including doctors, nurses and police officers to support the quarantine centers.

Asymptomatic cases will stay at the centers for seven days if their RT-PCR test result on the seventh day is negative or positive but with a low viral load.

Those with a high rival load must undergo two quick tests per day. They will not be allowed to stay at home until they test negative.

Meanwhile, patients developing no symptoms and having a low viral load can stay at home.

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