The Star: Vietnam – No new Covid-19 infections reported for 50 days

Vietnam reported no new Covid-19 cases, marking the 50th straight day without community transmission, according to the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases remained at 328, of whom 188 are imported cases and have been quarantined after their arrival.

The tally of confirmed coronavirus patients in Vietnam has stood at 328 since May 30 when the latest patient, a one-year-old boy returning from Russia on May 13 was quarantined upon arrival and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2.

Among the patients, 302 have been given the all-clear, accounting for 92.1% of total confirmed cases.

Of the 26 active cases, seven of them tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once and seven others negative at least twice.

More than 8,140 people are being quarantined across the country, with 83 at hospitals, 6,964 at designated facilities and 1,096 at their accommodations.

On April 1, social distancing was started nationwide following Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s Directive 16 issued the previous day.

On April 23, Vietnam started easing social distancing measures and adapting to the “new normal” after the Covid-19 epidemic was under control.

The first case of Covid-19 was recorded in Vietnam on Jan 23 when a 66-year-old Chinese man travelled from Wuhan to Vietnam to visit his son.

The man and his son were hospitalised at Cho Ray Hospital, HCM City. — Vietnam News/ANN


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