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Hanoi-based hospital disinfected after COVID-19 infections

Soldiers from the Vietnamese army’s chemical division on May 6 disinfected the Hanoi-based National Hospital for Tropical Diseases which has been a COVID-19 hotspot in the latest outbreak.

The hospital, located in Hanoi’s outlying district of Dong Anh, has been put under 14-day lockdown, starting May 5 after a doctor was found infected with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

About 400 employees of the hospital are being quarantined there.

During the lockdown, the hospital, which was once the frontline facility in the pandemic fight, will admit only new COVID-19 patients. 

The Ministry of Health said the pandemic cluster at the hospital originated from its inpatient treatment ward./.