12 ship crew members test positive for COVID-19

, 12 ship crew members test positive for COVID-19

Twelve crew members of a cargo ship that recently arrived in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus according to local authorities.

Vung Tau Port announced on April 27 that 12 crew members of the Dai Duong Sea Vessel tested positive for Coronavirus on their first testing.

The ship which has a capacity of 4,375,9 MT with 18 crew members on board arrived at Vung Tau Port from Indonesia on April 24.

All the crew members were given health check-ups and sent to a local quarantine area for Covid-19 prevention upon arrival in the southern coastal province. The ship was also disinfected immediately after that.

Vietnam has not detected any locally transmitted coronavirus infections for the past few weeks. As of Tuesday morning, total patient numbers increased to 2,852, including 1,282 patients from abroad.

The Ministry of Health has warned about a potential risk of a new outbreak in the country which could originate from imported cases, especially illegal entrants.

This article was originally published in Dtinews

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