No new cases of the coronavirus outbreak in Việt Nam had been reported in recent days, and infected patients were responding well to treatment, a national steering committee set up to deal with the outbreak announced on Monday.
The Perfume Pagoda Festival, Việt Nam's oldest, biggest and longest-running festival, has officially been opened but due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the number of visitors has dropped sharply.
Tests for coronavirus could be run at provincial hospitals in a few days time, said Professor Đặng Đức Anh, director of the National Institute for Hygiene and Epidemiology.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc approved the resumption of imports, exports and transport of goods through three sub-border gates between Việt Nam and China to help local firms.
Schools in HCM City are making preparations to welcome students back after two weeks off due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
A special task force and two working teams will be sent to the northern province of Vĩnh Phúc from Thursday (February 13) to help with the fight against the acute respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Health has said.