Foreign media outlets praise Vietnam's successful efforts to curb COVID-19

VOV.VN - Vietnam's efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) through effective control policies have been noted in foreign media outlets for this success with both the Al-Arabiya Arabic website based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Moroccan website Hespress recently publishing articles applauding the country for its success.

The Al-Arabiya Arabic article outlines the strict quarantine measures implemented by the nation on tens of thousands of Vietnamese nationals returning home from abroad as a means of avoiding the epidemic spreading in a similar manner to Europe and the United States. It states its appreciation for the prevention efforts led by the Vietnamese government, noting that they have received both praise and co-operation from citizens and have served as a way of keeping the number of infections at a lower level than neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia.

Most notably, Vietnam has yet to record a single death caused by the COVID-19 and is also enjoying an infection rate lower than other regional nations, with the exception of Myanmar and Laos. In addition, the article also publishes plenty of images featuring the efforts to halt the epidemic being carried out by the Vietnamese people.

Along with the Al-Arabiya Arabic, the Moroccan website Hespress has also posed an article lauding Vietnam's initiatives in its fight against the pandemic, stating that the nation had been early in taking a range of preventive measures, along with providing its citizens with clear, transparent information regarding the ongoing situation.

These preventive measures have ultimately contributed to limiting the spread of the epidemic, it said, adding that the country’s success was to recognise the severity of the crisis early, whilst also giving the public up-to-date information and applying successful models to respond to the global crisis in a rapid and effective manner.