The testing was expected to reassure people in local disease prevention and control efforts.Antibody ELISA and RT-PCR testing methods are used, according to Hoai.
On August 25 morning alone, more than 800 foreigners in the district’s An Hai Bac ward had their samples taken as the city’s Centre for Diseases Control worked together with the district’s healthcare centre.
Foreigners present their passports before getting tested for COVID-19.
More than 30 health workers from Son Tra district’s Healthcare Centre worked to take samples at Le Do Secondary school and the ward’s police assisted people.Interpreters sitting with police helped the foreigners during the testing process.
Head of the ward’s police division Major Doan Hoang Linh said that earlier, they and local health workers made a list of foreigners living in the locality.
Police gave people application forms in either English, Korean or Chinese to fill in their information.
Police informed about the testing to every foreigner living in the locality, Linh said, adding that police also worked with apartment building management board to take people to the testing place.
Testing results will be announced in the next two days.
A health worker explains the process of COVID-19 testing.
A foreign tourist is excited while being tested for COVID-19.
Translated by Hong Hanh