Virus: Ministry of Health issues instructions on screening tests

On September 30, the Ministry of Health sent an urgent document numbered 8228 to ministries, agencies and government bodies, as well as to provincial-level People’s Committees, regarding instructions on COVID-19 testing for production and commercial establishments.

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Collect the sample for the COVID-19 screening test in Vinh Phuc (North).

Photo : VNA/CVN

The Ministry of Health proposes to carry out screening tests for all employees presenting suspicious symptoms or having epidemiological factors.

Regarding periodic testing, for very high-risk provinces / cities, it is necessary to test at least 20% of high-risk workers and all persons directly providing services to production and commercial establishments every week.

For high-risk and high-risk provinces or cities, testing is required twice a week for at least 5-10% of high-risk workers and all those directly providing services to production and commercial establishments.

The Department of Health suggests that testing should not be done on people who have received all necessary vaccine injections or who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months.