The Hanoitimes - Early response is one of the most important measures that Vietnam has taken to handle with the pandemic. Vietnam is exemplary in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic thanks to its strict precautionary measures before the outbreak reached its land, according to the ASEAN Post. Vietnam becomes examplary in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP At the time of writing, Vietnam has confirmed 260 coronavirus infected cases, including 144 convalescents, and no death as the global infections hit 1.85 million and death toll has reached 114,171. At first, some speculation about the accuracy of Vietnam’s figures appeared but the doubt has vanished. The media outlet attributed Vietnam’s successful process to “proactive measures” despite the country’s limited resources. Early response The country had been preparing itself for the outbreak even before its first Covid-19 cases were confirmed on January 23. The first cases in the … [Read more...] about Vietnam – exemplary in Covid-19 fight: Foreign media
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An official in Hai Duong, a female teacher in Hai Phong, and other individuals have evaded medical declarations or given false information, violating the regulations on Covid-19 prevention and control. New Covid-19 infection cases have been found in Hai Duong On February 22, the Hai Duong Police commenced criminal proceedings in a case where the defendant is charged of spreading dangerous infectious disease to humans. The defendant is Nguyen Thi Th, born in 1969, residing in Hai Tan Ward of Hai Duong City, a Covid-19 patient. From February 1 to February 15, Th, who was then suspected of having Covid-19, did not make medical declarations and observed the epidemic prevention measures. Her behavior resulted in the spread of the disease to her husband, child and home help. The residing area where Th and these people are living has been put into quarantine. These are complicated infection cases which have caused difficulties in the fight against the pandemic and economic … [Read more...] about Individuals found making false statements, hindering fight against Covid-19
Đỗ Thị Băng Ngân, doctor at Quảng Ninh Lungs Hospital, talks online to her future husband after work. Photos nhandan.com.vn QUẢNG NINH — Đỗ Thị Băng Ngân had no other choice but to delay her wedding earlier this year. This is the third time she has made the decision. Ngân and her fiance have no idea when their wedding will take place. Both of them are doctors. Ngân works for Quảng Ninh Lungs Hospital and her husband works for Quảng Ninh General Hospital in northern Quảng Ninh Province. When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out for the first time in the province in early last February, Ngân was among many volunteer doctors transferred to the centralised quarantine area to help treat infected patients. The outbreak was more complicated than the couple had expected. The wedding, which was scheduled to take place in mid-February, was postponed. As a frontline doctor, Ngân worked hard in the quarantine area and only returned home three months later. The couple planned … [Read more...] about Doctors put personal lives on hold to fight COVID-19 pandemic
The Hanoitimes - Among measures, the country's own principles are highly appreciated by the international organization. Dr. Kidong Park, the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in Vietnam, has pointed out several reasons that have enabled Vietnam to curb the spread of the coronavirus, saying that the measures should learnt by other countries. Vietnam's models against the pandemic should be learned. Photo: Reuters Park said it’s early response to the crisis that has played a critical role in the fight against the pandemic in the Southeast Asian country. “Vietnam responded to this outbreak early and proactively. Its first risk assessment exercise was conducted in early January – soon after cases in China started being reported,” DPA quoted Park as saying. Early response – critical role Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam. Photo: VGP The country quickly established the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and … [Read more...] about What WHO advises other countries to learn from Vietnam fight against pandemic?
The vaccine was jointly studied and produced by AstraZeneca pharmaceutical company and the UK’s Oxford University. Deputy Health Minister Truong Quoc Cuong highlighted the significance of the vaccine delivery at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is erupting in Hai Duong, Hai Phong and Quang Ninh. With the delivery, Vietnam has become one of the first countries in Asia to access a prestigious vaccine in the world. In order to achieve the dual goal of fighting the pandemic and developing the economy, it is necessary to increase vaccination to reach community immunity, he said. Apart from stepping up the trial and production of vaccines at home, the Health Ministry is working to import more vaccines from other producers as directed by the Government while preparing for vaccination in the priority list, he added. Vu Thu Ha, Director of the Vietnam Vaccine JSC (VNVC) – importer of the vaccine, said the batch will be brought to the VNVC’s super cold facilities for storage in line … [Read more...] about First batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrives in Vietnam