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HCMC – HCMC has asked individuals who have returned or traveled to the city from Hanoi, Hai Duong, Bac Giang, Danang, Quang Nam and Quang Tri over the past 14 days to make health declarations, while classifying them into four groups for health monitoring from today, August 20.

The HCMC Center for Disease Control on August 19 wrote to 24 district healthcare centers in the city instructing them on how to monitor people who have arrived in the city from the six localities that have reported Covid-19 cases or practiced social distancing.

Dr Nguyen Tri Dung, director of the municipal center, said that from August 20, the 24 healthcare centers in the city started to receive health declarations from the travelers and returnees.

The move is aimed at quickly detecting infected cases and preventing the spread of the virus in the community, Dung said.

The individuals will be divided into four groups, with the high-risk group comprising people who have been in close contact with Covid-19 patients, VietnamPlus news site reported.

The second group will consist of visitors from the provinces imposing social distancing measures who will be placed in quarantine centers and have their samples taken for testing.

The third group will have residents, who had earlier travelled to the localities reporting Covid-19 cases, and will have to make health declarations, self-isolate at home and have their samples taken for testing if they develop symptoms of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Those in the final group are required to complete health declarations on the website of the Ministry of Health tokhaiyte.vn and submit their samples for testing when they develop any symptoms of the disease.

Residents are required to honestly make health declarations and comply with Covid-19 infection prevention and control measures in line with the Ministry of Health’s directives and regulations to protect themselves and the community and help the city contain the disease effectively, Dung said.

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