51 medical centres can conduct COVID-19 tests hinh anh 1Medical workers in Hanoi conduct COVID-19 tests (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - As many as 51 medical offices have been allowed to conduct tests confirming COVID-19 results, according to a decision from the Ministry of Health.

A total of 24 are in the north of the country, four in the central region, one in the Central Highlands region and 22 others in the south.

Currently, countries around the world are using two methods for SARS-CoV-2 tests, including the RT-PCR method, and antibody test, which is often used for quick tests.

By May 5 morning, Vietnam had recorded no new COVID-19 infections within the community for 19 straight days, with the national count now standing at 271./.