VGP – Viet Nam is safe now as the country has
employed a string of drastic measures to effectively put Covid-19 epidemic
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam (right) chairs the
meeting of the steering committee for Covid-19 prevention and control in Ha Noi
on February 17, 2020. Photo: VGP
The above point was shared by members of the
steering committee for Covid-19 prevention and control at their meeting on
Over the past days, no new infection cases have been
reported while 7 out of 16 confirmed patients have been cleared of the virus
and discharged from hospital. The rest have been treated with positive
The northern province of Vinh Phuc has been hit
hardest with 11 patients, of whom 3 were discharged from hospital and 2
others have been tested negative for the virus.
The situation in Vinh Phuc’s Son Loi commune in Binh
Xuyen district – the hotspot in Viet Nam -has been controlled well after
local authorities imposed strict travel and quarantine regulations.
The northern locality was followed by Ho Chi Minh
City with 3 patients, including two Chinese tourists who left from hospital
after successful treatment.
Other 2 patients in Thanh Hoa and Khanh Hoa
provinces have also been cured and discharged from hospitals, according to
the steering committee, led by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam.
No new infection cases have been reported in Thanh
Hoa and Khanh Hoa over the last 30 and 28 days, respectively./.