No new Covid-19 case was recorded Wednesday morning, marking day 27 straight that Vietnam has gone without community transmission of the disease.
The nation’s Covid-19 tally has remained at 288 since last Thursday, with active patients down to 36 after three relapsed patients, all Brazilian, were discharged on Tuesday. The remaining 252 have all recovered.
As of Wednesday, Vietnam has not reported any deaths caused by the Covid-19.
At a Tuesday meeting with the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Vietnam Kidong Park praised Vietnam’s quick and effective response towards the pandemic.
He said Vietnam has kept itself updated with the development of Covid-19, applied information technologies quickly and effectively to cope with the pandemic and stayed transparent in sharing information.
"I want to spend time analyzing and summarizing what Vietnam has done to prevent and fight the pandemic and share that with the international community," Park said, adding that he has been feeling safe when living and working in Vietnam in this particular period when the Covid-19 has been raging the world.
Vietnam has been conducted 275,000 Covid-19 tests so far and is now focusing on preventing all sources of transmission from people repatriated from abroad.
The Covid-19 pandemic has spread to 212 countries and territories, and reported deaths have topped 292,000.
A nurse puts samples taken for Covid-19 testing at a laboratory inside HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases