Vietnam isolates over 5,000 Chinese laborers amid Covid-19 spread
The Hanoitimes - Among the quarantined Chinese workers for health supervision, 248 have entered Vietnam within the time window of 14 days.
Vietnam is isolating 5,110 Chinese laborers as of February 13 among 7,600 who returned from their country after the Lunar New Year holiday to monitor their health, VnExpress reported.
|A Chinese worker in isolated at JY Ha Nam Co., Ltd. Photo: Anh Duy|
Among the Chinese laborers in quarantine, 248 have entered Vietnam within the time window of 14 days, according to a report of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs.
The report adds that Vietnam has licensed 33,770 Chinese laborers, of whome more than 15,000 are working in the country. Half of these people (more than 7,600) left Vietnam for their home country for Lunar New Year celebrations and then came back.
Earlier, on February 2, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs instructed businesses and employers to stop accepting Chinese workers returning to Vietnam as well as other foreign workers traveling through epidemic-hit areas.
In case of re-admission, enterprises must report the list of laborers returning from China and apply isolation at their residences and working places under the health sector’s guidance. Besides, they need to undergo medical supervision for 14 days from their date of entry into Vietnam.
As of February 14, Vietnam has reported 16 cases of nCoV infection, of them seven have recovered and been discharged from hospital.
The number of Covid-19 infections today reached 64,438 globally while the death toll has risen to 1,383, including three outside China.
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