Ambassadors of Russia, Chile praise Vietnam’s efforts, experience in fighting COVID-19 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)


Hanoi (VNA) – The Ambassadors of Russia and Chile have spoken highly of Vietnam’s experience and effective model in fighting the COVID-19 epidemic, as the country has not recorded any new infection since April 17 and 84 percent of the infected cases have recovered without any death. 

Russian Ambassador Konstantin Vnukov noted the motto “fighting epidemic like fighting an enemy” of Vietnam, and stressed that the unanimity and support of the people, the observance of prevention measures, and enhanced sense of responsibility have produced good outcomes and the proud achievement at present.

Vietnam has put the epidemic under control thanks to concerted and uniform measures taken by from central to grassroots levels, he said.

The diplomat underlined the work of the “soldiers in white blouse” in the medical sector, as well as other forces in detecting, quarantining, localizing, stamping out outbreaks and treating infection cases, and preventing the spread of the epidemic in the community.

He expressed the hope that Russia and Vietnam would continue pushing ahead with mutual support in the fight against the COVID-19.

Besides the anti-pandemic combat, the Russian Ambassador appreciated Vietnam’s performance of international missions in the role of Chair of ASEAN in 2020 and a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2020-2021 tenure.

Chilean Ambassador Jaime Chomali said Vietnam has recorded no new infections over the past days, which showed that its efforts had produced persuasive outcomes. Therefore, the Chilean Embassy has studied Vietnam’s experience in COVID-19 prevention and control in order to report to its government.  

“The strict quarantine and monitoring of infected or suspected cases, and mass testing are among factors behind Vietnam’s success,” he said.

He also suggested that in the context of “borderless” epidemic at present, Chile and Vietnam should maintain an open trade flow. He also expressed a belief that Vietnam would see a more rapid and earlier economic recovery than other regional countries next year./.