People undergo medical checks before entering HCMC amid wake of Covid-19

SGGP
People had to undergo medical check-ups before entering Ho Chi Minh City by road yesterday, the first day that 62 Covid-19 checkpoints began operating around the clock in the southern metropolis to screen commuters for risks and propagate social distancing among members of the public following the Prime Minister’s direction.

A driver has his body temperature taken before entering Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: SGGP)

A driver has his body temperature taken before entering Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: SGGP)

In the National Highway 1A, medical workers, traffic wardens and police officers arranged all vehicles into order so that all drivers and passengers had their temperatures taken.
Within an hour, medical workers took hundreds of people’s temperatures discovering five people with high temperature. Those experiencing high temperature were asked to stay in the checkpoints for a while for repeated checkups and health status declaration.
Chief of traffic inspectorate Tran Quoc Khanh said thousands of people entering the city had normal temperatures. Those suffering slightly high temperatures were kept in the checkpoints 20-30 minutes to re-check their temperatures. Those still had abnormal temperature were questioned by medical workers for further investigation.
The novel coronavirus has infected over 1.2 million people and killed more than 69,418 globally, according to Ministry of Health statistics.
People undergo medical checks before entering HCMC amid wake of Covid-19 ảnh 1 A medical worker gives  hand sanitizer to a driver (Photo: SGGP)
People undergo medical checks before entering HCMC amid wake of Covid-19 ảnh 2

By Quoc Hung - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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