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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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?
Six more people have been confirmed to have contracted the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 on March 30 morning, and all of them are workers of the Truong Sinh Co. Ltd, which provides services for the Hanoi-based Bach Mai Hospital. A medical worker checks the body temperature of a person at the gate of Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi As a result, the number of COVID-19 cases in Vietnam had reached 194 as of 6am of March 30. Case 189 is a 46-year-old woman who stayed at the same house with two other Truong Sinh employees who have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. The five other infected women were born in 1971, 1984, 1997, 1999 and 1978. However, detailed information on those cases is not yet available. The Ministry of Health said it will announce the details later. Meanwhile, the ministry also corrected information about the 184th and 185th patients, who were confirmed on late March 29. Accordingly, Case 184 is a 42-year-old woman who works for the Truong Sinh … [Read more...] about Cases of COVID-19 in Vietnam rise to 194
Deceased Japanese expert infected with new virus variant: Health Minister A Japanese expert who died in Hanoi on February 13 has been infected with a new variant strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, said Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long. Long announced the results of the expert’s genome sequencing at a meeting of permanent Cabinet members in Hanoi on February 24. He did not reveal specifically but said this was the first time the new strain has been detected in Vietnam. The strain, he said, has circulated mainly in the Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan (China), and India. According to the minister, Japan, the deceased expert’s home country, has yet to record this strain. To scientists, the strain it not highly transmissible, but the extent of its aggravation is not clear, said Long. Epidemiologists stated that the new strain is not linked to the fresh coronavirus hotspot in Hai Duong province where a variant strain originating from the United States was recorded. The … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES FEB. 24
The Hanoitimes - The two countries aim to further cooperation in the Covid-19 fight, recovering the regional supply chain and ensuring greater access to Covid-19 vaccines. Vietnam and Thailand would accelerate the draft of an action plan as part of the enhanced strategic partnership, including measures to ensure a balanced trade relation, which is expected to attain a total turnover of US$20 billion per year. The information was unveiled at an online meeting between Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung and Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Thailand Thani Thongphakdi on February 24. At the meeting, Thongphakdi stressed that Thailand always gives priority to its relations with Vietnam, and will continue to enhance the strong friendship between the two countries. “Vietnam has become an example for the world in effectively containing the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Thongphakdi, expecting Thailand to continue cooperating with Vietnam in the Covid-19 fight, … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Thailand aim to boost bilateral trade to US$20 billion per year