VN goes 3.5 days without new COVID-19 infection case
18:08 | 19/04/2020

VGP – Viet Nam has gone 3.5 days without new COVID-19 infection cases, the Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control reported minutes ago.

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This means the patient tally remains unchanged at 268, of whom 203 have recovered and exited hospitals.

The current 65 patients are being treated at 11 medical facilities nationwide, including 43 at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District, Ha Noi.

As many as 62,998 people have been quarantined, including 279 at hospitals, 11,338 at centralized camps and 51,381 at places of residence.

Despite encouraging signals from containment and treatment, the Vietnamese Government still stay vigilant and focused on the COVID-19 fight as the pandemic is still evolving complicatedly across the globe.

On April 16, the Government announced that it would not ease entry restrictions until April 30 and tasked  the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Defense and Ministry of Public Security to continue tightening entry control.

The Government shall continue to temporarily halt visa issuance to all foreigners, except for those who are entrants for diplomatic or official purposes, experts, highly skilled workers, international investors.

On April 15, the Government decided to extend social distancing by at least one week in 28 localities, including Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City./.

By Thuy Dung

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