Clear, early communication contributes to success in COVID-19 fight: NZ Herald hinh anh 1Testing for COVID-19 (Photo: Getty Images)
Hanoi (VNA) - Daily newspaper the New Zealand Herald recently ran an article on the factors that contributed to Vietnam’s successful fight against COVID-19, with the country not having recorded a community infection for more than a month.

It quoted an expert from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute as saying that the success is down to clear communication from the Government, which also came early.

“Government warnings to residents were frank about the dangers of the coronavirus and the lack of broader medical and clinical resources if a large outbreak were to take hold,” the expert said.

The article emphasised that massive, early, and large-scale testing also contributed to the country’s success.

Vietnam had only three labs in January that could test for COVID-19 but by April had 112.

“The steps are easy to describe but difficult to implement,” said Matthew Moore, a Hanoi-based official from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adding that Vietnam “has been very successful at implementing them over and over again.”

He has been trading information with the Vietnamese Government since the country reported its first cases in January and said the country had “great confidence” in its Government.

Vietnam has reported 324 COVID-19 cases to date, with no fatalities. Some 263 patients have recovered./.