The tourism hot spot of Vietnam has reapplied social distancing measures after the first local infections in more than three months were discovered.

Accordingly, 50 troops from Chemistry Battalion 78 and Preventive Medicine Team (under the military region’s Department of Staff) moved to the Da Nang General Hospital and Hospital C Da Nang, where new COVID-19 cases were recently detected, to spray disinfectant.

Military chemical troops spray disinfectants at the Da Nang General Hospital

After nearly six hours of wearing protective clothing to prevent high risk of exposure, the troops have overcome difficulties to fulfill their assigned tasks.

At 8:00pm, when most of the doctors and patients were present at the two hospitals, Major General Nguyen Dinh Tien, Deputy Commander of the MR5 Command, instructed the troops to approach the scene.

At Hospital C, under the leadership of Captain Nguyen Van Hong, Deputy Commander of Chemistry Battalion 78, the troops quickly applied disinfectant spray to all corners of the hospital.

Amid the complicated development of the pandemic, as instructed by leaders of the MR5 Command, the battalion actively built plans and organized training programs to improve troops’ competence. Therefore, in spite of the difficult conditions and high risk of exposure, troops quickly completed their missions while ensuring safety.

Doctor Nguyen Thanh Chung, Deputy Director of the Da Nang General Hospital, expressed his thanks for the support of MR5, highlighting that it would help reduce the risk of disease infection for all people.

According to General Tien, right after the detection of the new cases, the military region immediately took measures to prevent and control the spread of the disease.

They aim to minimize infections while ensuring good health for their troops to be ready to take part in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic on request.

At about 2:00am on July 27, the troops finished disinfecting the two hospitals. Happy smiles were seen on the troops’ sweaty faces, hoping that their efforts would contribute to preventing and curbing the disease.

Translated by Khanh Ngan