Ha Nam reports two more coronavirus-positive cases

By Thuy Quynh   May 3, 2021 | 11:39 am GMT+7
Ha Nam reports two more coronavirus-positive cases
A Covid-19 checkpoint is erected at Quan Nhan Village of Dao Ly Commune, Ha Nam Province. Photo by Ha Nam Newspaper.
Two people in Covid-19 epicenter Ha Nam have tested positive for the coronavirus Monday morning, its Center for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed.

The two, a 63-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man, would need more tests to confirm their results, the Center said. Both are associated with a coronavirus outbreak in the northern province's Dao Ly Commune, sparked by a man who returned from Japan and tested positive after completing his two-week centralized quarantine in Da Nang City. The man failed to quarantine himself for another 14 days as required.

So far, Ha Nam has confirmed 12 Covid-19 community transmissions since Thursday. The provincial People's Committee has already locked down a village with over 1,000 inhabitants for 28 days starting April 29 to prevent the disease from spreading. Its karaoke and massage parlors, festivals and other unnecessary large gatherings have also been suspended.

After over a month without community transmissions, Vietnam has recorded 24 new cases since April 29 located in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, northern Ha Nam, Hung Yen and Vinh Phuc provinces.

Six cases in Vinh Phuc were employees of a bar in the province who came into close contact with a group of Chinese experts who tested positive for the coronavirus after returning to China later. The remaining cases in other locations are all linked to the aforementioned Ha Nam man.

Vietnam's total coronavirus tally stands at 2,962, with 35 deaths.

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