Disinfectant spray at Viet Duc Friendship Hospital  (Photo by TL)

On October 17, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son signed a dispatch 8798/KCB-BYT to the People's Committee of Hanoi and the People's Committees of provinces and cities across the country and the Vietnam-Germany Friendship Hospital on the agreement for the Vietnam - Germany Friendship Hospital to return to a new normal operating state.

The hospital is asked to continue carrying out preventive measures against COVID-19.

It detected a COVID-19 patient within its vicinity on September 30 and the figure had risen to 34, with no deaths.

Upon the detection of the first case, the hospital rolled out prevention and control measures at the highest level and halted regular medical checkups and treatment.

At present, nearly 2,085 people are staying at the hospital, including about 335 patients and 1,045 hospital staff./.