The Steering Board for Covid-19 Prevention and Control of Hai Duong province on August 16 afternoon worked with a delegation from the Ministry of Health on Covid-19 prevention and control in the area.
Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Manh Hien works with a delegation from the Ministry of Health
Mr. Nguyen Manh Hien, Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the provincial People’s Council; Mr. Nguyen Duong Thai, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, Head of the provincial Delegation of National Assembly Deputies; and Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Trieu The Hung worked with the delegation.
A representative of the delegation said that in the short term, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology would assist Hai Duong in professional training and tracing of suspected cases on August 18. At the same time, there would be additional staff to support the province with epidemiological investigation, zoning, quarantine, sampling, and Covid-19 testing.
Concluding the meeting, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Manh Hien stressed that because of complicated developments of the pandemic in the province, prevention and control must be drastic.
All recent positive cases are related to restaurants which were crowded and prone to quick community transmission; therefore, local authorities must actively trace F1 and F2 cases.
The health sector shall test all F1 cases the fastest and progress to testing F2 cases.
Sampling organization and selection of sampling venues are responsibilities of local authorities and police forces. The health sector shall provide a list of those to be sampled and directly take samples.
The Secretary of the provincial Party Committee specially noted that Hai Duong city authorities must take drastic measures to focus on handling the outbreak at 114 Nguyen Chi Thanh street. There should be immediate drastic measures to deal with four suspected Covid-19 cases.