HCM City strengthens management of quarantine for entries

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has issued a document on the process of management of medical quarantine for entries as directed by the Prime Minister in accordance with the Government Office’s Dispatch No.9406/CD-VPCP dated December 23, 2021, in an effort to control the spread of new Omicron variant.
Hướng dẫn của Bộ Y tế vè phòng, chống Covid-19: Người nhập cảnh dưới 14 ngày không phải cách ly y tế. (Nguồn: CAND)
The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has issued a document on the process of management of medical quarantine for entries. (Source: CAND)

Accordingly, all entering the country via Tan Son Nhat International Airport from January 1, 2022 must register for QR codes at PC-COVID app or the website https://antoan-covid.tphcm.gov.vn. If they test negative for SARS-CoV-2 at the airport, they must follow 5K regulations from the airport to their residences. It they test positive, they will be put under quarantine or sent to temporary COVID-19 treatment hospital No.12 for treatment.

They were required to monitor their health and fill in daily health declarations.

Those who are fully vaccinated, recover from COVID-19 or test negative at the airport are not permitted to leave their residences within three days and test for the virus using RT-PCR method on the third day since their arrival. In case they show the symptoms of coughing, high temperature or breath difficulties, they must immediately report to local medical station.

For unvaccinated or partly vaccinated passengers, they must undergo self-quarantine at their residences within seven days from their arrival and seriously follow COVID-19 prevention and control regulations.

Local authorities must actively collect samples for RT-PCR testing of passengers on the third and seventh days of their stay in line with the Health Ministry’s regulations. If negative, their health must be monitored for 14 days since their arrival and if positive, they will be sent to the temporary COVID-19 treatment hospital No.12 and reported to the municipal Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for genomic sequencing together with the Pasteur Institute.

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(Source: VNA)