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Frontline coronavirus hospital locked down in HCMC

The HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases was locked down Saturday after three coronavirus-positive cases were detected here.

The hospital however would still perform Covid-19 testing and treat existing coronavirus patients, said the municipal Department of Health.

To fill the void left by the locked down hospital, Cu Chi District Hospital and Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital would take its place starting Saturday afternoon.

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The HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases in the afternoon of June 12, 2021.

On Saturday morning, three employees of the HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases tested positive for the coronavirus. They are two IT staff and an administrator, who is the wife of one of the IT employees.

The husband and wife pair lives in Hoc Mon District, while the other case resides in the Ehome 1 apartment complex of Binh Tan District. Another complex of the same apartment building, Ehome 3, had already formed part of a major coronavirus cluster with no known infection source in the city.

The HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases is the southern metropolis's frontline facility in the Covid-19 fight. Cu Chi District Hospital and Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital had recently been re-oriented to specialize in treating Covid-19 patients, should HCMC record around 5,000 Covid-19 cases.

So far, the city has recorded 650 Covid-19 cases in the nation's latest coronavirus wave since late April.

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Source: VnExpress

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