Health

Vietnam goes through 39 straight days without COVID-19 community transmission

MONDAY, 25/05/2020 08:46:20

267 out of the total 325 patients have given all-clear from the disease, and with zero death.



Vietnamese citizens returning home from abroad are quarantined upon arrival. Photo: VNA

Vietnam had no new COVID-19 cases to report on May 25 morning, meaning the nation remained clear of community transmission of the disease for 39 consecutive days, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The committee’s treatment subcommittee reported that 267 out of the total 325 patients have given all-clear from the disease, and with zero death.

It added that 185 cases were imported and quarantined upon arrival in Vietnam, so there is no risk of community transmission.

At present, 58 patients are being treated at centrally and locally run medical facilities, of them, seven tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, and four for the virus twice or more. 

As many as 15,412 people having close contact with patients or entering Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions have been quarantined at hospitals, concentrated quarantine establishments, and home.

VNA

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