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HCMC to requisition seven university dorms as quarantine centers

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HCMC – The government of HCMC has written to the Vietnam National University-HCMC (VNU-HCMC) and other universities and colleges in the city asking for support and approval to requisition the dormitories of the schools as concentrated quarantine centers.

This move is aimed at preparing backup quarantine facilities to handle people who have close contact with Covid-19 patients as well as to cope with a scenario in which the city would have 100-300 infections daily, reported Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper.

According to the HCMC Department of Health’s survey, the city has some university dormitories with adequate facilities to serve the quarantine purpose. These include six dormitories in Thu Duc City and one in District 11.

Of them, the VNU-HCMC dormitories have 40,000 beds for students. These facilities can be requisitioned as quarantine centers with 20,000 beds.

To prepare facilities for the quarantine centers, the VNU-HCMC Dormitory Management Center on May 31 teamed up with the HCMC Military Command to begin packing up the stuff of students in their rooms, sealing it off and moving the stuff to warehouses.

For the students’ assets and stuff stored in locked cabinets, the VNU-HCMC Dormitory Management Center will leave them untouched. The center will work with the relevant units on protecting such stuff during the quarantine period.

Students will be notified to declare their assets on the website of the center at http://svktx.vnuhcm.edu.vn/.

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