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Vietnamese worker tests positive for Covid-19 upon arrival in Japan

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HCMC – A 32-year-old resident of Hai Duong Province in the north tested positive for Covid-19 after she arrived in Japan 10 days ago on work, the province’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced on January 27.

The woman flew to Japan from the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on January 17, transiting through Singapore. After her arrival at an airport in Japan, she underwent a Covid-19 test and the result came back positive.

Before going abroad on work, she worked at an industrial zone in the province’s Chi Linh City.

On being notified of the news, local competent forces on January 26 discovered that 17 people had come into close contact with her. The force took their samples for Covid-19 testing and sent them to the Chi Linh Medical Center for quarantine. The neighborhood where her family lives was also disinfected.

The Hai Duong Province Center for Disease Control and Prevention is teaming up with the local authorities to implement preventive measures, including contact tracing.

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