Pandemic-hit northern province offers Covid-19 testing on demand
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Quang Ninh Provincial People's Committee said that providing Covid-19 testing on-demand aims to serve the travel and work needs of organizations and individuals in the Covid-19 prevention and control after the Tet break, according to Vnexpress.
The seven-day Tet break saw a large number of people all over the country returning to their hometowns to reunite with their families, increasing the high risk of spreading the disease.
6 eligible units to offer Covid-19 testing including Quang Ninh General Hospital, Bai Chay Hospital, Quang Ninh Obstetrics and Pediatrics Hospital, Quang Ninh Center for Disease Control (CDC), Vietnam Sweden Hospital, and Vinmec International Hospital.
The testing for each sample costs VND 734,000 (US$ 31.66).
The Quang Ninh Obstetrics and Pediatrics Hospital said that it collected nearly 200 samples on the morning of February 16.
Individuals have to go to the hospital to have their samples collected. If companies and organizations want their employees tested, the hospitals will send personnel to take samples.
The test results will be announced within 24 hours or longer if samples are collected outside working hours or at weekends.
If anyone tested positive for the virus, the hospital will notify that person via phone and the provincial CDC will also receive the information.
As of February 17, Quang Ninh province has reported 60 Covid-19 community transmission cases, being the country’s second-biggest Covid-19 hotspot, after Hai Duong with 539 cases.
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