HCMC – Vietnam has gone 43 days without seeing any new coronavirus cases in the community as of May 29, while all the people infected with Covid-19 in the community have recovered, except for the British pilot, the country’s 91st case, according to the Ministry of Health.
Of the 59 cases discovered among international travelers who have arrived in Vietnam since late April, 10 have recovered.
Of the 49 patients undergoing treatment at local hospitals, 25 have tested negative for the virus once or twice, while 278 of the 327 confirmed coronavirus cases, or 85% of the total, have been discharged from hospital, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported, citing the ministry.
At a meeting with the national steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control on May 28, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said that while many countries are being hit hard by the pandemic, Vietnam has effectively managed to bring the situation under control.
As the country prepares to welcome large groups of foreign experts and highly skilled technicians and to repatriate Vietnamese nationals stranded abroad, the risk of new Covid-19 infections remains high. As such, a complete end to Covid-19 cases has yet to be announced in Vietnam, according to the ministry.