A worker fumigates a classroom of the Dong Thai Primary School in Hanoi’s Tay Ho district (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Disease Control Centre of Hanoi capital city on February 18 issued a document requiring healthcare centres in the city's districts to intensify their supervision in order to timely detect any cases of novel coronavirus-caused acute respiratory disease (COVID-19). According to statistics of the city's Health Department, there were 74 suspected cases of COVID-19 as of 18:00 on February 18. However, all those 74 patients have by now tested negative for coronavirus . In addition, a total of 409 persons are under quarantine in the city, with 55 staying at the Hanoi Police Hospital. Deputy Director of the municipal Health Department Hoang Duc Hanh hailed the quarantine work at districts for suspected cases. He affirmed the city has prepared sufficient equipment and personnel to conduct quick tests for COVID-19. The official highlighted the high risk of epidemic in the city, which is a major international transport hub with connections with many countries, including China and those with confirmed COVID-19 cases. Besides, the city borders Vinh Phuc province which is home to a majority of COVID-19 cases in the country… Read full this story
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