COVID-19 virus in Vietnam is under control (Update Feb 26)


The world are showing much concern about the Coronavirus originated from Wuhan, China. On 31 January 2020, the WHO has declared that COVID-19 penumonia as a global emergency but argued that there is no reason to ban travel around the world.


The concern is also rising for the countries bordering with China and Vietnam is one of those. So far, Vietnam has confirmed 16 cases infected by COVID-19 virus. 2 of these are tourists from Wuhan, China, who are father and son. After 5 days of treatment, the son was tested negative for the virus while the father is recovering and can breath, eat and drink normally. In total, Vietnam suspected 97 cases, among which 65 cases are negative to nCoV and 32 still kept in quarantine. By February 25, all 16 COVID-19 patients in Vietnam had been fully recovered and 97 suspected cases had been tested negative to the virus.




At the same time, on behalf of Vietnamese Government, Deputy Prime Minister has made the official statement about Vietnam is well controlling nCoV. Hospitals around the country has been well-prepared necessary equipment to promptly dectect and quarantine nCoV patients. Danang City, where detected the 2 nCoV infected tourists, has now temporarily stop receiving tourists from nCoV infected regions. Northern border provinces also suspend tourists’ entry/exit through international border gate. Vietnam is doing their best to protecting both locals and tourists from coronavirus. Furthermore, the Ministry of Health also advice people to wear masks, wash hands regularly and eat cooked food to prevent the dangerous virus.


The actions are being taken, therefore, tourists visiting or plan to visit Vietnam do not have to worry about the disease since it is well under control.


Information from Nhandan





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