VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has lauded the
efforts made by the Ministry of Public Security in tracing all Vietnamese
and foreign nationals entering Viet Nam between March 7-24 in a bid to the
risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (standing) is presiding
over a meeting on COVID-19 prevention and control at the Government Office, Ha
Noi, March 26, 2020. Photo: VGP
The ministry has found and requested 36,911
foreigners and 44,636 Vietnamese to isolate themselves at places of
residence in the reviewed period, said Government chief at an on-going
meeting on COVID-19 prevention and control.
He also haled efforts made by the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and its representative agencies in disseminating necessary
information to Vietnamese people living and working abroad and managed to
repatriate at least 766 students.
As of Thursday morning, 434,900 people contracted
the virus and death toll rose to 19,607 around the world.
In Viet Nam, 17 out of 148 patients have recovered
and exited hospitals while all the rest have been reported since March 6.
The nation is also medically monitor 46,933 people
who have been in close contact with the COVID-19 patients or returning from