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HCMC’s largest quarantine facility completes mission

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HCMC – HCMC’s largest quarantine facility, which was requisitioned from the dormitories of the Vietnam National University HCMC, has completed its mission, with no one put under quarantine there at the moment.

Data from the HCMC Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that as of 8 a.m. today, April 21, all people under quarantine at the isolation facility had completed the mandatory quarantine period of 14 days and returned to their homes.

Dr Le Van Phuong, deputy director of the Thu Duc Healthcare Center, told Lao Dong newspaper that these quarantined individuals will continue to self-isolate for another 14 days.

All the doctors and medical workers at the quarantine facility are waiting for new directives from the city’s steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control, Dr. Phuong said.

If they are allowed to go home, they will also have to self-isolate for 14 days in line with the Ministry of Health’s guidelines, he added.

The city alone is putting a mere 56 people under quarantine in some concentrated quarantine centers, with 31 of them at a quarantine facility in the city’s outlying district of Cu Chi.

The city’s largest concentrated quarantine facility had earlier received over 6,500 people returning to Vietnam from overseas.

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