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Three chains of infection and ‘unexpected situations’ in the Tan Son Nhat epidemic cluster

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Three chains of infection and 'unexpected situations' in the Tan Son Nhat epidemic cluster 12
Three chains of infection and 'unexpected situations' in the Tan Son Nhat epidemic cluster 12

The earliest discoverer in the chain of transmission, announced on February 6, was `patient 1979`, 28 years old.

Authorities determined that `patient 1979` was not the source of this epidemic cluster.

The first is from `patient 1979`, there were 9 people in close contact (F1) with him, including colleagues, relatives, and people eating at the same restaurant, who tested positive in the following days.

A series of 9 cases from 1979, including:

Four patients 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2066 (announced on the afternoon of February 9) are colleagues in the cargo loading team, the same VIAGS company as `patient 1979`.

– `Patient 2003` is an employee of the driving department, VTS company, working in the same airport area.

– `Patient 2065`, 43 years old, is an employee of Vietnam Airlines, conducting joint cargo surveillance with `Patient 1979` on January 30-31.

In addition, three other cases were infected outside the airport.

– `Patient 2018`, 28 years old, in District 12, was examined at the Obstetrics Department of Military Hospital 175 on February 3, the same time frame as `Patient 1979` was examined.

– Two patients 2025 and 2026 came to eat at the same time frame as `patient 1979` at the goat hot pot restaurant on Le Trong Tan street, Son Ky ward, Tan Phu district.

A series of 3 cases of transmission from `patient 2003`, 30 years old, including three cases of parents and younger brother living in the same house and in close contact with the infected brother.

A series of cases transmitted from `patient 2004`, 28 years old.

Tan Son Nhat airport staff were sampled for Covid-19 screening test on the afternoon of February 4.

The remaining 18 cases, called by Deputy Minister Son `an unexpected situation`, when F1 was negative but F2 was positive, at the online meeting of the Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, on the afternoon of February 9

– `Patient 2017` is the brother-in-law of an employee of the Autogrill department at the airport.

– `Patient 2019` is the mother of a VTS company employee.

– Cluster of 5 cases from 2020 to 2024, living in a boarding house, in Binh Tan district, with a VIAGS company employee.

– Two patients 2027 and 2028 are the wife and children of a VACS company employee at the airport.

Three patients 2029, 2030, 2031 are the parents and younger brother of a VIAGS company employee.

Four cases 2032, 2033, 2034, 2035 are the wife, children, neighbors, and apartment security guard of an employee of the airport’s VTS company.

Patients 2036 and 2037 live in the same boarding house in Go Vap district with Pacific company employees at the airport.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, this is the first time Ho Chi Minh City has had an outbreak in the community with the highest number of infections, 32 cases, within the past 5 days.

In total, from 2020 to February 9, the city recorded 200 Covid-19 cases.

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