Relevant forces, including the police, on May 2 raided Florence apartment block in Hanoi’s outlying Nam Tu Liem district and caught red handed more than 40 Chinese people living in an apartment.
Initial investigations show the Chinese group had illegally entered Vietnam and rented the apartment in Hanoi to live.
It is still unknown when they had entered Vietnam.
The Chinese people were immediately taken to a concentrated quarantine facility for medical surveillance according to COVID-19 rules. Relevant agencies also disinfected the apartment and nearby apartments
Earlier the same day, the Hanoi Centre for Disease Control announced two local infections closely linked to a Chinese expert who had been confirmed as a COVID-19 patient upon his return to China.
They were among the six Sunny bar staff who had contacted the Chinese expert in Vinh Phuc province.
A group of Chinese experts entered Vietnam and completed their 14-day quarantine period according to the COVID-19 rules in Yen Bai province, on April 23.
However, instead of self-isolation in their residence for another 14 days, they travelled to a number of localities including Lai Chau, Vinh Phuc, Bac Giang and Lang Son.
On April 24, they went to Sunny bar in Vinh Phuc and contacted many staff there. At least six staff have been diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 virus after one of the Chinese experts was confirmed as a coronavirus infection.