This is the direction of Mr. Nguyen Dac Tai - Member of the Provincial Standing Committee of the Party, Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee at the meeting with related departments, agencies and units on prevention and control of acute respiratory infection due to new strain of Corona virus (Covid -19), taking place in the afternoon of March 23rd.
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At the meeting, after listening to reports of departments and agencies, Mr. Nguyen Dac Tai praised the efforts of all levels and branches in the prevention and control of Covid-19 disease over the past time. In order to control the entry people and exit at Cam Ranh International Airport closely, Mr. Nguyen Dac Tai assigned Cam Ranh International Airport to chair and coordinate with the relevant units to handle arising issues, settle quickly and according to the order and procedures, ensure safety and avoid congestion in welcoming Vietnamese returning from abroad. The Department of Health supplement a plan to respond to the Covid-19 infection closely to the current situation; The plan should set out specific plans for human resources, equipment and facilities; mobilize retired doctors, students who are studying medicine in the province to participate in the fight against Covid-19 epidemic; priority to provide face masks and protective gear to ensure the safety of medical staff, forces working at border gates, army officers and soldiers in concentrated isolation areas; advising the Provincial People's Committee on purchasing specialized emergency transport, isolation rooms for treating negative pressure, testing methods when demand is high. The provincial Military Command continues to perform well the task of receiving and organizing concentrated isolation, leaving a good impression on people after completing the isolation period. The Department of Tourism urgently mobilizes additional voluntary accommodation units to participate in concentrated isolation. The Department of Information and Communications guides media agencies to promptly and accurately provide information about the Covid-19 epidemic to people; strictly control and handle individuals and organizations reporting false information on Covid-19 epidemic. The Provincial People's Committee Office notifies relevant departments, branches and localities to close all service facilities, entertainment areas, cultural and sports establishments; mobilize departments, branches and unions to send participants to support the work of concentrated isolation facilities...
According to the report of the Department of Health, up to 11 PM on March 23rd, the whole province quarantined and monitored 491 suspected cases or related to Covid-19 epidemic, including 22 foreigners. All 491 cases were isolated at 5 locations: Khanh Hoa Hospital for Tropical Diseases; Provincial General Hospital; concentrated isolation area at the Center for Training and Improving of National Defense-Security Knowledge (Nha Trang City); concentrated isolation area of the Border Guard Training Center; concentrated isolation area in the 803 Regiment (Ninh Hoa town). In 491 quarantine cases, there were 412 new people arriving from Cam Ranh airport in the afternoon, evening of March 22nd. These are all international students and Vietnamese workers living and working in Japan. After receiving and taking to the quarantine area, all these cases have been sampled for testing, awaiting results.