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COVID-19: The 262 Patient Who Works At Samsung Contacts 40 People / Day on a Shuttle

At the meeting of the Hanoi Steering Committee for Disease Prevention and Control this morning, Director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Nguyen Nhat Vietnam Cam informed about the case of patient No. 262.

“Patient 262 is a SamSung worker (Bac Ninh). Yesterday evening, we reported to the Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, informed Samsung Company, People's Committee of Bac Ninh Province. Bac Ninh has investigated 101 cases of F1 involving many northern provinces, ”Cam said. 

According to Mr. Cam, patient 262 had symptoms from March 31 and April 6 - April 7 had just stopped working. On a shuttle bus from Me Linh district to Samsung company, each trip has about 20 people, each day this patient is in contact with 40 people, for 1 week continuously.

Director of CDC Hanoi stated that, through monitoring and testing, there was a focal point of spreading the epidemic in the community. This is a strategy that Hanoi has implemented from the beginning: surveillance, early detection, testing to detect cases early.

In fact, epidemiological analysis of Hanoi cases, 68% have no symptoms or very mild, transient symptoms. Therefore, if based on clinical symptoms, the probability of omitting to 2/3 is only possible. This is a very complex nature of the new disease.

Although there are no symptoms but still capable of spreading, according to Mr. Cam, monitoring and detection based on testing is very important in the prevention of epidemics. If recent time, we have not drastically implemented surveillance and zoning measures, the possibility of widespread and outbreaks in Hanoi is entirely possible.
Regarding patient 262, the authorities blocked 1 workshop of Samsung Co., Ltd. (Bac Ninh).

Patient 262 is male, 26 years old. On March 27, the patient who was in close contact with his uncle was 254, from Ha Loi village, Me Linh commune, Me Linh district.

This morning, Bac Ninh Provincial People's Committee requested compulsory isolation of about 40 people identified as F1, in close contact with the patient. At the same time, it is required that hundreds of workers in the workshop, those traveling with cars with the patients isolated on the spot, absolutely do not move to other localities.

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