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Việt Nam has gone through 50 consecutive days without new COVID-19 infections in the community

Update: June, 05/2020 - 06:16

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam reported no new COVID-19 cases on Friday morning, marking the 50th straight day without community transmission, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases remained at 328, of whom 188 are imported cases and have been quarantined after their arrival.

The tally of confirmed coronavirus patients in Việt Nam has stood at 328 since May 30 when the latest patient, a one-year-old boy returning from Russia on May 13 was quarantined upon arrival and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2.

Among the patients, 302 have been given the all-clear, accounting for 92.1 per cent of total confirmed cases. Of the 26 active cases, seven of them were tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once and seven others negative at least twice.

More than 8,140 people are being quarantined across the country, with 83 at hospitals, 6,964 at designated facilities and 1,096 at their accommodations.

On April 1, social distancing was started nationwide following Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc’s Directive 16 issued the previous day.

A poster on Hà Nội's street says "Together fighting against COVID-19". — VNA/VNS Photo
 

On April 23, Việt Nam started easing social distancing measures and adapting to “new normal” after the novel coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) was under control.

The first case of COVID-19 was recorded in Việt Nam on January 23. A 66-year-old Chinese man travelled from Wuhan to Việt Nam to visit his son. The man and his son were then hospitalised at Chợ Rẫy Hospital, HCM City.

May 2 marked the 100th day of COVID-19 in Việt Nam. On that day, Việt Nam had no new infections in the community for 16 days straight. — VNS

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