International media: Vietnam’s week to win Covid-19

(VOVWORLD) - There have been no new COVID-19 cases in Vietnam for a week, reported the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on Thursday
International media: Vietnam’s week to win Covid-19 - ảnh 1Ho Chi Minh city on the first day of loosening social distancing on April 23.

With a positive outlook, the Vietnamese government has decided to loosen social distancing measures. The international community has admired Vietnam’s efforts in combating Covid-19.  

The AFP said Vietnam eased some social distancing measures Thursday, with experts pointing out the decisive response involving mass quarantines and contact tracing as the success in containing the coronavirus.

Prensa Latina of Cuba ran an article about Vietnam’s winning week over Covid-19. It mentioned Vietnam’s preventive measures and cautious moves to loosen social distancing.

Takeshi Kasai, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific, told an online meeting this week that decisive response from the Vietnamese government and people’s compliance were key for Vietnam to successfully contain the virus.

Reuters said Vietnam has won plaudits for containing the virus despite being less wealthy than other places. It has reported no new infections for nearly a week. A combination of mass quarantine, contact-tracing and testing were used to successfully contain small clusters of COVID-19 outbreaks.

The latest poll on YouGov showed that Vietnam ranked 1st in the list of countries that citizens support the government’s solutions to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Causeur magazine posted an article written by Former French Ambassador to Vietnam, Jean-Noël Poirier, who was treated for Covid-19 in Vietnam. He praised Vietnam’s campaign to prevent the pandemic which earned it tremendous results.