The process of entry, accommodation and itinerary of 2 British tourists infected with COVID-19

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Until 8 am on 9th March, Da Nang reported 02 cases of foreigners (British) infected with COVID-19. In order for the people to be proactive in the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic, the City Steering Committee (Steering Committee) for Disease Prevention and Control announces the process of entry, stay and route of two above-mentioned British tourists.

Meanwhile, it is recommended that people who have close contact with 02 British tourists, or have visited the aforementioned places during the period of notice should proactively monitor health. In case of showing respiratory symptoms of fever, cough, difficulty breathing and so on, they need to go to the nearest medical facility for examination immediately.

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At 1pm on 7th March, getting information that two British passengers (traveling on flight VN0054 with Vietnamese patient No. 17 infected with COVID-19) were staying at Vanda hotel, the City Health Department immediately instructed related units to investigate and verify these 02 cases and all close contacts of them during their stay in Da Nang.

At the same time, the Department of Health took the sample tests of those 2 cases. Initial test at CDC Da Nang showed that two samples were positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus. The samples of those 02 passengers were transferred to Pasteur Institute of Nha Trang right on the night of 7th March for confirmation tests.

Right after having the test results, the Department of Health reported to the City People’s Committee and Steering Committee for COVID-19 prevention and control.

9pm on the same day, leaders of City People’s Committee, Department of Health, related departments, sectors, unions, Hai Chau District People’s Committee, the Da Nang Disease Control Center (CDC Da Nang) and members of the Steering Committee for COVID-19 prevention and control have directly headed to Vanda Hotel to lead the prevention of the outbreaks.

In particular, directing Da Nang Emergency Center to immediately take these two British tourists to Da Nang Hospital for isolation and timely monitoring; directing Hai Chau District People’s Committee, City Police and related units to instantly monitor guests staying at Vanda Hotel; Leading CDC Da Nang to conduct disinfection of Chloramine B chemical to prevent COVID-19 epidemic at Vanda hotel in the early morning of March 8th, 2020.

Also, providing Chloramine B chemicals to guide the hotel to conduct daily clean and preventive measures according to the guidance of the Ministry of Health.

Directing the Department of Health, Department of Tourism, Department of Foreign Affairs, City Police, District People’s Committees and relevant units to urgently investigate and classify all cases of close contact with 02 passengers (F1) and cases of close contact with F1 (F2). Immediately and strictly conducting isolation, supervision and monitoring of the above cases according to regulations right after the investigation results are available.

City Steering Committee has issued the Isolation Decision for the guests and hotel staffs who have close contacts with those 2 positive cases at the hotel.

Department of Health has appointed staff to coordinate with functional agencies and local authorities appearing in the itinerary of the affected cases in order to advise and deploy detoxification and elimination measures according to regulations.


According to the information provided by the two above-mentioned Britons and the verification of the authorities, the places where these two tourists passed include:

– Take a flight from London (UK) to Hanoi at 04:30 am on 2nd March on flight VN0054 by Vietnam Airlines (same flight with Vietnamese patient No. 17 affected with COVID-19) (seat number 4D and 4G). The two only stayed within Noi Bai airport area.

– Then, depart to Da Nang at 10:20am on 2nd March 2020 on flight VN163 (seat 2C and 2A). From the airport, 02 passengers were picked up by the driver of Vanda hotel (03 Nguyen Van Linh, Binh Hien ward, Hai Chau district) and had dinner on the same day at El Gaucho restaurant (Indochina Riverside building – 74 Bach Dang, Hai Chau 1 ward, Hai Chau district).

– On 3rd March 2020, stay at Vanda hotel and have dinner at Ca Lua restaurant (04 Binh Minh 4, Binh Hien ward, Hai Chau district).

– On 4th March 2020, play golf at Ba Na Hills golf club, then have dinner at La Maison Deli restaurant (Lot A1 and 2, 03 on September 2nd street, Hoa Thuan Dong ward, Hai Chau district ).

– On March 5 2020, play golf at Vinpearl Golf Nam Hoi An (Quang Nam province).

– On 6th March 2020, take part in golfing and have the possibility to stay at Montgomerie Links Hotel & Villas Hoi An (Quang Nam province).

After that, return Da Nang (continue to stay at Vanda Hotel) and have dinner at 4P’s Pizza Restaurant (08 Hoang Van Thu, Phuoc Ninh Ward, Hai Chau District). From then until supervised, 02 guests just stayed at Vanda Hotel Da Nang.

– Also during their stay in Da Nang, these 2 visited the following places:

+ Da Thanh Grill Restaurant (107 Nguyen Van Linh, Nam Duong Ward, Hai Chau District);

+ Bamboo 2 bar (216 Bach Dang, Phuoc Ninh ward, Hai Chau district);

+ 7 Bridges Brewing Company Restaurant (493 Tran Hung Dao, An Hai Tay Ward, Son Tra District);

+ Universal Pub (234 Bach Dang, Phuoc Ninh ward, Hai Chau district).

In the coming time, the Department of Health in coordination with related units continues to organize the investigation of all cases that have come in close contact with 02 British people (F1), cases that have contact with F1 (F2) to apply isolation measures, supervise and closely follow regulations. Simultaneously, continue to spray disinfectant Chloramine B to prevent COVID-19 widespread at Vanda hotel.

Especially, continue to propagate to people living near Vanda hotel and related areas to actively implement measures to prevent and control epidemics; provide timely and sufficient information so that people are aware of and avoid confusing news.

The Steering Committee for COVID-19 control and prevention proposes that people having close contact with 02 British tourists, or visiting the above-mentioned places during the notified time should proactively check their health if there are any symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, … Them, they need to go to the nearest medical facility for examination.

According to https://danang.gov.vn/web/guest/chi-tiet?id=38665&_c=100000150,3,9

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