HCMC – As of this morning, August 7, over 28,300 people returning or traveling to HCMC from the Danang coronavirus hotspot had tested negative for Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, with over 10,950 test results churned out in the past 24 hours.
The municipal Center for Disease Control told Nguoi Lao Dong Online that a total of 44,266 people who returned or traveled to the city from Danang City from July 1 to 28 had made health declarations.
Of the total, 31,366 people had their samples taken for Covid-19 testing, with 28,319 test results coming back negative and six positive, which were previously announced.
Meanwhile, the remaining cases are awaiting their test results, according to the municipal center.
All the tests in the city are being conducted using the real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reactions method known for its high accuracy.
Since the second wave of Covid-19, the city has reported eight locally-transmitted cases. Among 848 people who came into close contact with the eight patients, 770 have tested negative for the disease, while the rest are awaiting their test results.
The HCMC Center for Disease Control will cooperate with other Centers for Disease Control in Dong Nai and Ba Ria-Vung Tau provinces and the High Commands of some provinces and cities to quarantine and monitor 700 tourists stranded in Danang City who will fly to HCMC in the next few days, according to the HCMC center.
Dr. Nguyen Tri Dung, director of the municipal center, said the city would continue doing contact tracing and lock down all areas or places where Covid-19 cases or suspected cases are present to effectively ward off the deadly virus.
Dr Dung also advised residents to regularly wash their hands with sanitizer, wear face masks in public and not to gather in crowds.