COVID-19 testing in central Hà Nội as several cases recorded

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The yard of R4A Block in Goldmark City Urban Area at 136 Hồ Tùng Mậu Street in Bắc Từ Liêm District was disinfected on Monday morning. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — People living in Hà Nội’s Hoàn Kiếm District were tested for SARS-CoV-2 on Monday after several positive cases were found in the district.

Those living on Nguyễn Khắc Cần and Phạm Sư Mạnh streets plus those working at T&T Group’s Building at No 2A Phạm Sư Mạnh Street were tested after positive cases were reported at the building.

On Monday afternoon, Hà Nội’s Centre for Diseases Control announced seven more SARS-CoV-2 cases, all T&T Company employees who had close contact with patient 5,243 who lives at Park 11, Times City in Hoàng Mai District.

As of Monday afternoon, the Hà Nội CDC had found at least 10 SARS-CoV-2 positive cases related to patient 5,243.

In a related development, as many as 1,909 families with 5,752 residents living in four blocks in Goldmark City Urban Area at 136 Hồ Tùng Mậu Street in Hà Nội’s Bắc Từ Liêm District have been isolated after a resident who assisted local poll workers during Sunday’s election tested positive for SARS-CoV-2.

The 43-year-old woman also works with patient 5,243.

As head of the local area’s Women’s Union, she assisted polling work at R3 Apartment Block from 6.30am to 9.30am on Sunday.

As many as 30 people had close contacts with her and 178 others were identified and tested for SARS-CoV-2, according to a district official.

The four apartment blocks in the Goldmark City urban area have been locked down. Disinfection was done at the yard of R4A Block, its 23rd floor and other floors where she travelled to.

The woman reportedly works with patient 5,243 and they spoke for about one minute on May 20 when wearing face masks and standing two metres apart.

On the afternoon of May 21, she went to Đồng Xa Market on Trần Vỹ Street and a funeral house at No1 Trần Vỹ Street on May 22.

On May 23, she assisted poll workers at R3 Block of Goldmark City on election day.

The city’s Centre for Diseases Control on Monday morning announced nine places across the city relating to newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, calling people who visited the places from May 9 to May 22 to stay at home for self-quarantine and contact local healthcare centres or call the hotlines 0969082115 or 0949396115.

The places include T&T Company at 2A Phạm Sư Mạnh Street, Hoàn Kiếm District and SUNDLED Company at No 96, Block D6, Đại Kim Urban Area in Hoàng Mai District. People who visited the two companies from May 9 should submit heath declarations to authorities as soon as possible.

In additions, authorities are also searching for people who went to AHA Café at 59 Lê Thanh Nghị, Hai Bà Trưng District at about 7pm on May 14, Mạnh Hoạch Chicken Restaurant at 171 Lê Thanh Nghị Street at 8pm on May 17, an internet gaming store at No3 Hamlet, 121 Lê Thanh Nghị Street between May 9 and 22, a café at 127 Lê Thanh Nghị Street between May 9 and 22 and Highlands Coffee at 127 Lò Đúc Street in Hai Bà Trưng District around 12.30pm-1.30pm on May 20.

A confirmed COVID-19 case was also reported to visit a car registration office near Lừ Temple in Hoàng Mai District on the morning of May 22 and Thanh Hà beef hotpot restaurant on Lạc Trung Street in Hai Bà Trưng District about 6.30pm-8 pm on May 22.

Regarding a tax officer who had close contact with patient 5242 at SUNLED Company, the General Administration of Taxation announced on Monday morning that the officer worked at its office from May 10 to May 22 at 123 Lò Đúc Street.

The department strictly followed requirements from the city’s Centre for Diseases Control, disinfected all the offices and all people present at the office on May 24 will stay there until there is official confirmation about the suspected case. — VNS

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