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HCMC locks down 17 households as recovered Covid-19 case tests positive again

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HCMC – The HCMC authorities have imposed a lockdown on 17 households in Hoa Thanh Ward, Tan Phu District, as a person living there who recovered from Covid-19 tested positive again, the HCMC Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced today, August 20.

The center also identified six people who were in close contact with the 27-year-old man. The ward-level government of Hoa Thanh placed the 52 people involved in quarantine and collected their samples for Covid-19 testing.

Earlier, the local man contracted the novel coronavirus in Equatorial Guinea before he returned home on July 29 and was taken to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi for quarantine and treatment.

He then tested negative for the virus three times and completed his quarantine period on August 14. He continued to self-quarantine for another 14 days at home in HCMC.

After he tested positive again on August 18, the man was transferred to Cu Chi Field Hospital for treatment in a stable condition.

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