Around 52 people from Ebola-hit areas are being tracked their health in the community as they has not passed 21 days from the day they left the affected areas, reported at a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on Oct. 1.
Since August 11, Vietnam has strictly monitored 242 arrivals, including 40 Vietnamese, from affected areas in Africa including Liberia, Nigeria and Senegal. 190 of them have completed monitoring time.
All people who are being isolated at hospitals and monitored their health in the community entered Vietnam via Tan Son Nhat and Noi Bai International Airports.
The Department of Preventive Medicines (DPM) said Ebola virus is likely to penetrate Vietnam through Vietnamese citizens returning from Ebola-hit areas, citizens of affected countries entering Vietnam or those who contact with animals died of Ebola.
Head of the DPM Dang Quang Tan said those medical staffs who take care of Ebola patients are easily exposed to the deadly virus if they are not protected.
People should not go to affected areas, Tan advised.
At the seminar, the Ministry of Public Security proposed a fine to passengers who give wrong information which may cause difficulties to monitoring and management activities. If the epidemic spreads on the community, the ministry will apply isolation and coercive measures and limit travelling of all citizens from the affected areas, he said.
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