HCMC quarantines 35 illegal entrants from China, S Korea

By Dinh Van   March 6, 2021 | 06:30 pm PT
HCMC quarantines 35 illegal entrants from China, S Korea
A van parks in front of a hotel in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City where 35 suspected illegal entrants were found on March 5, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Dinh Su.
HCMC authorities have quarantined 30 Chinese and five South Korean nationals who are suspected to have entered the country illegally.

The foreigners were found staying in a four-story hotel on Ly Tu Trong Road in Ben Thanh Ward when the police inspected the establishment Friday evening, said ward Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Quynh Trieu.

They have been quarantined at the Cu Chi Field Hospital and have tested negative for the novel coronavirus.

The hotel has been disinfected and shut down temporarily. More details were not available at the time of publishing.

In Vietnam’s latest Covid-19 outbreak, HCMC has recorded 36 Covid-19 cases, 35 of them linked to the Tan Son Nhat International Airport and the remaining one linked to the northern province of Hai Duong, the current hotspot.

HCMC is conducting random Covid-19 tests and supervising people coming from infected areas to prevent the spread of the virus.

Vietnam has reported 891 community transmissions in 13 cities and provinces during the ongoing outbreak that was detected January 28 after a 55-day clean streak.

The country has recorded 2,507 Covid-19 cases and 35 deaths so far.

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