Deputy PM hails army’s efforts in COVID-19 fight

The military forces have made significant contributions to the fight against the acute respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said at a teleconference on February 19.

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At the teleconference (Photo: VNA)

He said the forces have continuously controlled well the border areas and effectively quarantined suspected cases.

As of February 17, the army received over 2,290 citizens coming backing home from disease-affected areas, and quarantined them at 14 military locations.

Border guards in seven Vietnam-China border provinces have coordinated with the police, customs officials and militiamen in keeping a close watch over the disease.

So far, Vietnam has recorded 16 infection cases with 14 being successfully treated and the other two in good health.