What should you do if you have symptoms of COVID-19 in Saigon?

Available in : Vietnamese


June 12.2021






Here are some care tips to understand when emergency care is needed, who to contact and what you can do to prevent the spread of Covid 19 infection.


A lot of people who become sick with COVID-19 will only experience mild illness and can recover easily. However, any person of any age with or without existing medical conditions should contact the center for disease control or call their doctor as soon as symptoms start to avoid risk of becoming seriously ill and to spread of the virus.







If trouble breathing, Persistent chest pain or pressure, fever, cough, confusion, bluish lips or face, Inability to stay awake, Pale, gray or blue-colored skin, lips or nail beds, etc. start, contact immediately the Center for disease control because these factors put you at greater risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19.







Today a total around 10,048 cases in Vietnam and around 630 Covid-19 cases have been recorded in the city in Vietnam’s latest coronavirus wave so if you or one member of your family experiences emergency warning signs, medical attention is needed immediately. The HCMC health department has requested now hospitals to perform RT-PCR tests for Covid-19 on any visitors with symptoms like fever, coughing, or changes in the sense of smell so if you feel any emergency warning signs, go first for a test and follow the government and doctor’s recommendations for yourself or your loved one.







Protecting others 

Upload the Blue Zone App and fill up the Health declaration. It’s now obligatory.


If you believe you are infected with COVID-19, before going to the Health disease center you can help prevent the virus’s spread by:

Staying away from work and public places.

Staying away from public transportation, ride-sharing services, and taxis.

As much as possible, isolate yourself in one room, away from your family and other people. It is acceptable to eat in your room. Keep the windows open to allow air to circulate. If possible, use a separate bathroom.

As much as possible, avoid using shared space in your home. When using shared spaces, keep your movements to a minimum. Maintain adequate ventilation in your kitchen and other communal areas. Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet (2 meters) from your family members.

Clean often-touched surfaces in your separate room and bathroom, such as doorknobs, light switches, electronics, and counters, every day.

Avoid sharing personal household items, such as dishes, towels, bedding, and electronics.

When you’re around other people, wear a face mask. Every day, replace the face mask.

When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow if wearing a face mask is not possible. After that, discard the tissue or wash the handkerchief.

Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Avoid having unnecessary visitors in your home.






Protecting yourself while caring for someone with COVID-19

You may experience stress while caring for a loved one who has COVID-19. You may be concerned about your own health as well as the health of the sick person. This can impair your ability to eat, sleep, and concentrate, as well as exacerbate chronic health issues. If you have a mental health condition, such as anxiety or depression, call your doctor or a mental health professional if it worsens. Therapy online is now possible in Vietnam.


To care for yourself, follow these steps:

Maintain a daily routine, including showering and getting dressed.

Take breaks from COVID-19 news, including social media.

Eat healthy meals and stay hydrated.


Get plenty of sleep.

Avoid excessive use of alcohol and tobacco.

Stretching, breathe deeply, or meditate.

Focus on enjoyable activities.

Connect with others and share how you are feeling.

Caring for yourself can help you cope with stress. It will also help you be able to support your loved one’s recovery.








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