PORTAL - That is the direction of the Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Hoang Thao at the meeting of the Binh Duong provincial Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control which took place on the morning of February 08 at the Provincial Administration Center.
Attending the meeting were Mr. Nguyen Loc Ha - Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee; Assoc.Prof. Dr. Phan Trong Lan - Director of the Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City and leaders of provincial departments, committees and branches. The meeting was online to the bridge points of the Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control in Phu Giao District and Thuan An City.
Reporting at the meeting, Mr. Nguyen Hong Chuong - Director of the Department of Health said that up to this point, the F1 and F2 cases of 1801st, 1843rd, 1886th, and 1887th patients all have negative results. Basically, the outbreak in Ca Na hamlet, An Binh commune, Phu Giao district has been localized for suppression and controlled, so the possibility of spreading to the community is very low. However, in order to accurately assess the pandemic situation, realizing the instructions of the Ministry of Health and the Provincial People's Committee, the health branch has coordinated with the Provincial Industrial Zones Authority to collect pool samples, test and screen in the community. As a result, by the evening of February 06, 2021, completed sampling and screening of 1,502 workers from 46 companies in industrial zones; 877 people in Phuoc Vinh area, Phu Giao district; 272 people in locked down area under Phu Hoa ward, Thu Dau Mot city and students from Thu Dau Mot University, Medical College. The test results were all negative.
For the outbreak in Ehome 4 apartment building (Vinh Phu ward, Thuan An city), the 1980th patient (rice marketing staff, younger brother of 1979th patient who is a baggage coordinator at Tan Son Nhat airport) had a travel schedule for many places. Through camera extraction, the health branch has traced the subjects at a speedy pace, currently identified 47 F1 cases, took samples to test these cases and the results were all negative for the 1st time for SARS-CoV-2. Thus, if all F1 are traced, the pandemic will be likely to be under control soon.
Locking down Ehome 4 apartment building (Vinh Phu ward, Thuan An city)
Assoc.Prof.Dr Phan Trong Lan - Director of the Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City said that through the test results, the 1980th patient can be identified as F1 of the 1979th patient. Thus, the cluster of cases in Ehome 4 apartment building is not from Binh Duong but from Ho Chi Minh City. Through camera extraction of Ehome 4 apartment building, two brothers, the 1979th patient and the 1980th patient, had little contact with people around in the apartment building, F1 cases with close contact have been sampled and tested with negative results. The Director of the Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City appreciated Binh Duong province's rapid response for quickly tracing and timely localizing F1 and F2 cases of new patients.
According to the representative of the Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City, the pandemic situation will be more complicated in the coming time, therefore, the next time, Binh Duong needs to continue to do well the pandemic prevention and control, and the most important is to trace F1 cases to quickly localize for suppressing the pandemic. It is recommended that people, when there are symptoms of acute respiratory infections, should immediately notify the nearest medical authority to promptly handle and help early detection of cases in the community. In particular, there should be scenarios in respond to pandemic outbreaks arising in industrial zones, schools, apartment buildings, etc.
Concluding the meeting, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Hoang Thao praised the spirit and responsibility of the entire political system and the sense of pandemic prevention and control of people from all strata in the province. The results of the current pandemic prevention and control in the province are very positive, however, people are not subjective and neglectful especially before the new pandemic wave. The Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee asked the Health branch to quickly have a scenario in respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, ready to respond when the next pandemic situation occurs. Conducting disinfection in places where people gather. Strengthening the Public security force in exploiting and tracing F1 cases. Promoting communication, especially travel schedules of F0 and F1 cases so that people can know information and actively contact medical declaration. The Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee also suggested that it is necessary to communicate to encourage all people to write diaries of the daily activities to help quickly determine the travel schedule when occurring any pandemic situation.
On behalf of the provincial leaders, Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao thanked the sponsors for providing basic necessities for the people in the locked down areas over the past few days. At the same time, he requested the entire political system to do its best for pandemic prevention and control so that Binh Duong could soon win against the Covid-19 pandemic.