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|Northern Bac Ninh province’s steering board for COVID-19 prevention and control held an urgent meeting with representatives of Samsung Display on the night of April 12, after a worker at the company tested positive for coronavirus, a provincial official said on April 13. (Photo: VNA)|
Nguyen Huong Giang, Chairwoman of the Bac Ninh Provincial People’s Committee, told the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) that it has set up working groups in charge of epidemiological investigations at the Republic of Korea - invested company.
On the morning of April 13, the province identified 106 people who had close contact with the patient (F1) and 72 others who were exposed to F1 (known as F2), the official said, adding that Bac Ninh is coordinating with other localities to further trace F2 cases.
The province started quarantining 44 people at concentrated areas on the night of April 12 and asked F2 cases to quarantine themselves at home, while informing relevant cities and provinces about F1 cases.
Samsung Display was ordered to close all areas the patient worked in or visited, including the production area and the canteen, and to disinfect these areas and all buses carrying workers.
F1 and F2 cases in the province have all had COVID-19 tests, she said, adding that Bac Ninh has tightened control at check-up sites in Yen Phong district where the company is located.
Bac Ninh will continue its close coordination with Samsung Display in implementing measures against the pandemic in order to resume normal operations as soon as possible, she pledged.