Report about Sars-Cov-2 in VietNam

Report about Sars-Cov-2 in VietNam

April 23rd, 2020

1. Situation of the Covid-19 infection in Vietnam

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Vietnam on 23 January 2020. After 3 months, as of 23 April 2020, there were 268 confirmed cases, 224 recoveries, and no deaths. More than 174,000 tests has been performed. Hanoi is currently the most affected city with 112 confirmed cases and until now had 81 cases recoveries. The situation of Covid19 in Vietnam can be divided into 2 episodes.

Firstly, On 23 January, Vietnam confirmed the first two cases of COVID-19, a Chinese man travelling from Wuhan to Hanoi to visit his son who lived in Vietnam, and his son, who was believed to have contracted the disease from his father. A week later, three positive cases were confirmed by the Ministry of Health, involving Vietnamese nationals who had returned from Wuhan. Total Vietnam had 16 Positive cases. On 25 February, the 16th case was released from the hospital after being tested negative from the COVID-19, temporarily made Vietnam cleared from COVID-19 outbreak. However, quarantine measures continue to be imposed until further notice.

Secondly, On 6 March night, Hanoi urgently announced a new case of coronavirus, the first one found in the capital of Vietnam. The patient, a 26-year-old woman, had been traveling across Europe during the outbreak. Until now a total of 252 positive cases were reported. Since 17 April, no more cases have been confirmed so far.

The measures taken by government to control this virus infection.

The Vietnamese Government has well controlled the situation of Covid-19 infection by synchronously implementing comprehensive and effective anti-pandemic solutions including,

Lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Covid-19 are affecting my daily life and work

Some illustrative images

Social distancing
Wearing mask in public area

Contributed by Nguyen Thi Hoa, Hanoi, Vietnam