|Measuring border temperature to detect COVID-19 infections (Source: VNA)
The article stressed that over the past nearly three months, the novel coronavirus has been lashing the health systems of many countries around the world. However, Vietnam, which lies close to the first major outbreak of the disease, is one of the world models in the fight against the COVID-19, because as of April 10 (local time), it had reported 257 confirmed infections, with 144 fully recovering, and no fatalities.
It said that locals’ support for the Government’s decisions has determined the success of its policies in this fight, thus affirming a reliable state management.
The article also recalled Vietnam’s success in winning over the acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003 when it took a number of drastic measures to contain the disease, including setting up a national steering committee, quarantining infected persons in certain hospitals, implementing strict border control and disinfecting all areas reporting infection cases.
When the COVID-19 broke out, the experience has helped Vietnam take the initiative in preventing and controlling the disease.
The Vietnamese Government’s decisions to control infection cases, monitor all people entering the country, and apply a 14-day quarantine period or social distancing have shown that the country has taken appropriate steps in its roadmap to prevent and control the spread of the disease.
Vietnam’s success in the fight has been lauded by other countries and international organisations, the article stressed.
It also noted that Vietnam has intensified cooperation with many countries in the global health crisis by presenting protective gears to Italy, Spain, Germany, France, the UK, Laos and Cambodia.