While inspecting Da Nang International Airport and a special isolation area at Da Nang Hospital on January 30, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son appreciated the city’s efforts.

All passengers are being screened at the airport, while tourists from China are undergoing extra checks. So far, 30 suspected cases have been isolated for further monitoring.

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son visits a special isolation area at Da Nang Hospital.

He asked the municipal Department of Health to intensify inspections and information dissemination at industrial parks with foreign workers.

The official said since nCoV broke out in China’s Wuhan city last month, the Government and health sector has been focusing on directing agencies to carry out preventive measures, especially at border gates.

The health ministry has set up 45 mobile fast-response teams and hotlines connecting 20 hospitals nationwide.

As of 15:20 on January 30, three people had tested positive for nCoV, raising the total cases in the country to five.

The country has quarantined 32 suspected cases, awaiting test results, while 65 people have tested negative. Forty-three people are also in quarantine due to contact with suspected nCoV patients.

Source: VNA