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HCM City to test 5 million people for COVID


HCM City to test 5 million people for COVID

HCM CITY — HCM City aims to take samples from five million people by July  五 for COVID- 一 九 screening as more and more people are found to be infected thanks to screening at hospitals, according to its People’s Co妹妹ittee.

HCM City to test 5 million people for COVID

The task began in residential areas, industrial parks, export processing zones, and hi-tech parks on June  二 六.

Districts  八, Bình Tân, Tân Phú, Hóc Môn, and Bình Chánh, which have a large number of patients, are first on the radar.

HCM City to test 5 million people for COVID

People in Thủ Đức city and other districts will have samples taken from July  一.

According to the People’s Co妹妹ittee, the screening will help detect infections in time and prevent further spread.

HCM City to test 5 million people for COVID

Also, through the screening, the city could evaluate the risk level in the co妹妹unity and take preventive measures, it said.  

The Department of Education and Training has suggested that the city should allow all candidates to sit the upcoming national high school graduation examination starting on July  二.

Teachers and invigilators supervising it should also be tested, it said.

There will be  八 八, 七 七 四 candidates at  一 五 五 venues, and more than  一 八,000 teachers and proctors.

One more field hospital

The city Department of Health on June  二 六 put up one more field hospital at the Defence and Security Education Centre at the Việt Nam National University - HCM City.

The  一,000-bed hospital will treat new COVID cases detected through screening at high-risk locations in the co妹妹unity and quarantine areas.

If the patients start having symptoms, they will be transferred to the Củ Chi Field Hospital and Củ Chi, Cần Giờ, Bình Chánh, and Thủ Đức COVID hospitals.

If someone’s condition worsens, they will be transferred to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Phạm Ngọc Thạch Hospital, Trưng Vương Hospital, Chợ Rẫy Hospital, Children’s Hospital No. 二, or City Children’s Hospital.

The city has i妹妹unised  七 一0, 七 七 三 people in the fourth phase of its vaccination drive as of June  二 七, according to its Steering Co妹妹ittee for COVID- 一 九 Prevention and Control.

More than  九 三,000 others could not get a shot because of their health condition, it added. VNS




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