Vietnam: 06 cases considered close contact with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases

Vietnam: 06 cases considered close contact with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases
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The Ministry of Health of Vietnam issued Decision 1125/QD-BYT on guidelines for the care of COVID-19 patients in healthcare establishments.

According to  Vietnam's Decision 1125/QD-BYT, 06 cases considered close contact with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases include:

  • Contact at healthcare establishments, including direct care of a COVID-19 case; working with a health care worker infected with COVID-19; visiting a COVID-19 case or staying in the same room with a COVID-19 case.
  • Direct contact within less than or equal to 2 meters with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case during period of illness.

  • Living in the same house as a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case during period of illness.

  • Working with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in the same team or office during period of illness.

  • Being in a tourist group, business team, group of friends, etc. with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case during period of illness.

  • Traveling in the same vehicle (sitting on the same row or within two rows in front of or behind) with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case during period of illness.

Confirmed cases are suspected cases or any person testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 confirmed by testing facilities permitted to perform such testing by the Ministry of Health of Vietnam.

More details can be found in Vietnam's Decision 1125/QD-BYT, effective from February 8, 2021.

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