Mr. Khong Minh Tuan, Deputy Director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Hanoi, said that a 29-year-old man in Tay Ho and a 25-year-old man in Soc Son were infected with nCoV, recorded by the Ministry of Health.

Mr. Tuan said: `The two patients were present in Hanoi for many days before being determined positive, but we are not subjective and carefully review close contact cases to prevent infection.`

Among them, the patient is 29 years old, staying at home in Tu Lien ward, Tay Ho district from January 13 to January 19.

While in Hanoi, this person came into contact with 5 people living in the same house including his grandmother, brother, sister-in-law and two uncles.

According to the Hanoi Department of Health, on the afternoon of January 28, 12 F1 people were identified, including 8 people in Tay Ho, 2 in Hoan Kiem, one person in Thanh Xuan and one in Bac Tu Liem.

25-year-old patient in Soc Son, came into contact with `patient 1553` during work.

The rapid response team at Tay Ho District Medical Center, Kim Lu Commune People’s Committee, Soc Son District, conducted zoning, epidemiological investigation, took samples to test contacts, and sprayed disinfectant at home.

Regarding `patient 1553`, Hanoi recorded 11 F1 cases, including 8 people attending the Northern Electronics Conference on January 9 at Muong Thanh Luxury Ha Long Hotel;

Currently, 10 out of 11 cases have been sampled for testing and quarantined at the City Police Hospital.

In addition, Quang Ninh recorded a patient from Hoa Binh who came to Hanoi on January 20 and contacted 5 people in Hanoi.

Mr. Nguyen Khac Hien, Director of the Hanoi Department of Health, said that districts and towns will continue to review all cases returning from outbreak areas in Quang Ninh and Hai Duong from January 14 to

`When suspected cases or related cases are discovered, it is necessary to urgently investigate, trace, and localize for treatment to prevent the epidemic from spreading,` Mr. Hien said.

Private home area of `patient 1553` in Ha Long, morning of January 28.

`Patient 1553`, male, 31 years old, is an employee of Van Don International Airport, permanent address in Hong Ha Ward, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh.

The work of tracing, zoning, and isolating contacts is continuing to be urgently carried out by the authorities.

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Thuy Quynh