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Hanoi Health Department has suspended Raffles Medical International clinic for not following Covid-19 prevention protocols, according to VN Express.

Patient 2,229 was a Japanese man who came to the Raffles clinic twice, on Feb. 4 and Feb. 8. The patient showed signs of coronavirus but the clinic didn’t run any test on him, according to the report.

Nguyen Quang Trung, head of the Hanoi Private Medical Practice Management Department, said that Raffles Medical clinic could only re-operate once they resolved remaining issues. Furthermore, the clinic would have to ensure safe Covid-19 prevention under the supervision of Hanoi Health Department.

Patient 2,229 was a Japanese specialist from Mitsui company. He was found dead at Somerset West Point hotel (Tay Ho District) on Feb. 13. The autopsy showed that he was positive for Covid-19 and the Hanoi Health Department registered his case the next day. However, the official cause of death has not been announced.

In relation to patient 2,229, Hanoi Health Department has examined 585 people. They found two more positive cases, both of which were in close contact with patient 2,229. The rest were negative.

Vietnam now has 2,311 positive cases of coronavirus, including 1,573 recoveries and 35 deaths. Currently, 1,573 people are in treatment.

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