VnExpress International
The most read Vietnamese newspaper
Get Newsletter| Contact us |
Follow us on       

HCMC isolates apartment building as resident tests coronavirus positive

By Huu Cong, Ha An   May 17, 2021 | 08:51 pm PT
HCMC isolates apartment building as resident tests coronavirus positive
A task force sets up a barrier to isolate a block at Sunview Town condo project in Thu Duc, HCMC, May 18, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Ha An.
A block of Sunview Town apartment building in Thu Duc City has been isolated after a man living there contracted the new coronavirus.

The Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control said the man, 35, works for an auditing company on Pasteur Street, District 3.

He visited Vinmec Hospital on Monday for suffering symptoms including fever, coughing and sore throat.

His first test arrived as positive on Tuesday and the source of his transmission remains unknown for now.

He has not been recorded as Covid-19 patient, pending further test results from the HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

Healthcare workers have been sent over to Sunview Town to collect samples of local residents.

For the ongoing Covid-19 wave that broke out in Vietnam three weeks ago, HCMC has recorded just one case on April 29. The patient is a man from the northern province of Ha Nam who was visiting relatives in the city when he tested positive. He had come into contact with a Ha Nam man who had returned from Japan and was later found to be infected.

Until then the city had gone 75 days without local transmission.

Nationwide, 1,340 cases have been recorded in 28 cities and provinces so far in this wave.

Enjoy unlimited articles and premium content with only $1.99 Subscribe now
go to top