To date, 232 patients have been discharged from hospital after giving the all-clear while the remainders are being treated at various medical facilities nationwide, with most of them being in stable condition.
A total of 34,097 people having close contact with confirmed patients or returning from other countries are currently in quarantine at hospitals, other quarantine facilities, at home or at places of residence.
Of the 39 patients still under treatment, 18 have tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 once or several times.
In his speech at a meeting of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on the same day, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said the COVID-19 pandemic has been basically put under control, with production, business, and daily activities now experiencing a “new normal”.
The Deputy PM underscored the importance of maintaining close management over everyone entering the country in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus to the community.
The military and public security and health sectors were asked to continue strengthening all mechanisms and tools, especially those in information technology, to immediately place new community-acquired cases into isolation as soon as they are found positive for the deadly virus.
Residents are still advised to continue to wear face masks in public, keep a distance from others of at least one metre, and regularly wash their hands with antibacterial soap or sanitizer.
The Steering Committee also requested that offices, factories, supermarkets, markets, hospitals, and restaurants maintain epidemic prevention measures.
Meanwhile, all regulations on passenger distancing for means of transport, including airplanes, trains, and buses will be invalid as from 00:00 of May 7.