By 4 pm on February 3, 1,340 Chinese workers had declared temporary residence in Hai Duong province, including 911 people entering Vietnam as from January 26 and 429 others staying in the province to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
Among them, 1,032 people were granted work permits, 299 were technical support experts, and nine were exempted from work permits.
The figures were provided by Director of the Provincial Police Le Ngoc Chau at an online conference on nCoV-caused disease prevention and control held by the Provincial People's Committee on February 4 morning.
According to Chau, the 911 people entering Vietnam as from January 26 mainly came from Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi, and Zhejiang provinces and underwent medical examination at border gates.
Many companies arranged separate accommodation areas and medically examined their Chinese workers.
Out of 911 people, five came from Hubei province (where the nCoV epidemic originally broke out and was doing the greatest damage to the locality), including three workers of Sky Dragon Co., Ltd. in Minh Duc commune, Tu Ky district, and two workers of Viet Hao Shoes Co., Ltd. in Kim Xuyen commune, Kim Thanh district.
Notably, 725 Chinese people returning home to celebrate the Lunar New year had not come back to Vietnam by February 3, including 24 people from Hubei province.
The Provincial Police made and sent a specific list of the Chinese workers to appropriate authorities for joint management and implementation of disease prevention measures.