Vietnam takes measures to contain spread of Covid-19


  • Vietnam
  • Tuesday, 24 Mar 2020

500 Vietnamese citizens returned from virus-hit Germany and the UK at Vân Đồn International Airport in the northern province of Quảng Ninh on March 22, 2020. All were subject to medical checks, health declarations and compulsory 14-day quarantine in line with the health ministry's guidelines. — VNA/VNS

HANOI (Vietnam/News/ANN): Vietnam needed to strictly monitor people entering the country, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said on Monday (March 23) while chairing a meeting of the Government’s Standing Committee to hear reports on the Covid-19 situation.

The second task was to keep people under quarantine no matter what the cost, and supervise those in self-isolation, he added.

Phúc also said the possibility of the virus spreading was very high.

“People are still going to restaurants, clubs and entertainment areas, as well as places of worship, which is increasing the threat, ” he said.

Data from the national steering committee for Covid-19 prevention and control on Sunday showed that Vietnam had recorded 121 cases of Covid-19. No fatalities had been reported, and only three patients were in a critical condition.

The number of quarantined people who had close contact with infected cases or came from hard-hit areas numbered 52,790, including 1,376 people in hospitals, 21,119 in concentrated quarantine sites and 30,295 in self isolation. - Vietnam News/Asia News Network

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