International media praises Vietnam's success in COVID-19 fight

Friday, 2021-01-08 10:32:55
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NDO – International media continues to laud Vietnam for its success in containing the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the world struggles with surging COVID-19 cases, Vietnam, along with Taiwan (China) and Singapore, has succeeded in limiting local transmissions to almost zero, said Japan’s Nikkei Asia.

The article shared that the three Asian economies offer rare success stories in containing local transmission using rigorous testing and quarantine.

In Vietnam, the success is due to the Government's strong implementation of strict and transparent information measures, helping to accelerate the quick tracing of infected people's close contacts.

* With its success in controlling COVID-19 in 2020, Vietnam is likely to keep the situation contained next year, said Joseph Incalcaterra, chief economist for ASEAN at the HSBC Global Research, in an article recently published on

He praised Vietnam’s handling of the coronavirus, saying that its response to the pandemic allowed the country to maintain its reputation as a “very good destination” for foreign direct investment (FDI).

* A recent survey conducted by Gallup International showed that Vietnam ranks third globally in terms of economic optimism, behind Nigeria and Azerbaijan.

According to analysts, the world economic optimism index for 2021 will be minus 21%.

The survey found that 25% of respondents expect the world economy to recover this year, while 46% said they are prepared for a difficult year.