Vietnam will reach the second peak in 10 days

The number of Covid-19 patients in Vietnam will continue to rise and the second wave will reach its peak in the next 10 days, according to Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son. 

Son said they would not try to find the patient zero in Danang, instead, contact tracing and quarantining to find and control new outbreaks was more important. Danang is carrying out 8,000-10,000 tests a day. HCM City Pasteur Institute will help Danang Hospital 199 in carrying out the tests. The National Institute Of Hygiene And Epidemiology will help with contact tracing and design quarantine plans.

According to Son, the situation in Danang is more complicated than in Hanoi’s Bach Mai Hospital outbreak. They have detected new cases that are not related to three hospitals in the outbreak.

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