In interview with Anadolu Agency, Vietnamese envoy to Turkey says his country managed to best virus with ‘proactive prevention’
When the health care systems of most powerful countries in the world have failed to curb the spread of COVID-19, the South Asian country of Vietnam performed an outstanding work against the pandemic cutting swath through the globe.
The country is considered to have built a success story with its fight against novel coronavirus. A nation of around 95 million population, Vietnam confirmed its first COVID-19 case on Jan. 23. However, it has so far reported 328 cases with zero deaths and 307 recoveries. The country has 1,450 kilometers (900 miles) of land border with China, the ground zero of the virus, which has suffered 4,638 deaths and over 84,000 infections.
“Early awareness of the pandemic, appropriate, drastic and people-centric measures, as well as public support” are the main factors behind the success of Vietnam, said Tran Quang Tuyen, top Vietnamese envoy in Turkey.