`Ha Nam needs to be very quick and lightning fast to catch up with the epidemic, because just 1-2 days late and the epidemic has entered a new infection cycle, making it very difficult to prevent,` Minister Long said while working.

The Minister requested that 1,068 people from 320 families in Quan Nhan village, where the patient lives, be taken tonight.

Associate Professor Le Thi Quynh Mai, Deputy Director of the Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology and Bach Mai Hospital, sent experts to Ha Nam on the night of April 29 to help the locality in testing work.

Minister Long required all F1 to be quarantined centrally, F2 to be temporarily quarantined at home.

Currently, Ha Nam has two quarantine facilities.

In the immediate future, Covid-19 patients will continue to be treated at Ha Nam Provincial General Hospital.

`We believe that the epidemic in Ha Nam is in the first cycle of infection, starting to enter the second cycle, maybe tomorrow and the next day it will be the next cycle, then the work of fighting the epidemic will be much more difficult. The speed of infection

The Minister also proposed social distancing in Dao Ly commune.

Ha Nam residents are required to wear masks when leaving home.

Associate Professor Tran Nhu Duong, Deputy Director of the Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, present in Ha Nam on the afternoon of April 29, also recommended that `we must be fast and race at speed to win the epidemic`.

`From the lesson in Hai Duong when the police participating in the war did a very good job of tracing, I asked Ha Nam province to assign the police force to carry out the tracing, and the health sector will provide technical support,` Mr. Duong said.

The Minister also noted that many other provinces/cities must trace people who took taxis, buses, or flights with Covid-19 patients.

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long worked with leaders of Ha Nam province on the evening of April 29, on anti-epidemic work after 5 Covid-19 cases.

`Patient 2899`, 28 years old, and 4 family members including father, mother, wife and daughter, in Quan Nhan village, Dao Ly commune, Ly Nhan district, one more contact person later came to Ho Chi Minh City, were

Ha Nam province officials on the afternoon of April 29 traced 113 F1 and more than 300 F2 related to `patient 2899`, continuing to trace F2 and F3.

Le Nga