International media hails Vietnam’s accomplishment in confronting COVID-19

Monday, 2020-06-01 09:31:18
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NDO – Vietnam’s success in handling the COVID-19 pandemic continues to receive compliments from international media.

>>> Vietnam records no new COVID-19 infections in community for 46 days

On May 30, CNN posted an article appreciating Vietnam's COVID-19 control, highlighting a series of highly effective measures that the country has implemented.

According to the American cable channel, Vietnam has written a success story in handling the pandemic and preventing any deaths. With a population of 97 million, so far only a small number of infection cases have been recorded without a single coronavirus-related death.

This is all the more remarkable considering that Vietnam is a low-middle income country with a much less-advanced healthcare system than that of others in the region, CNN said.

Meanwhile, Russian online news site kp.ru has run an article looking at Vietnam's prevention and control of COVID-19, from the time the country not reporting any infection cases to the removal of social distancing measures due to the epidemic.

The article stated that Vietnam acted proactively in conducting sanitary epidemiological measures even before the first COVID-19 case was recorded. As the number of cases increased, the country became more aggressive and began implementing strict quarantine measures.

According to the article, one of the reasons for Vietnam’s success is that it responded to the epidemic in a prompt manner.