Czech media laud Vietnam for success in COVID-19 fight hinh anh 1Medical workers conduct quick COVID-19 tests (Source: VNA)

Prague (VNA)Czech media outlets have recently praised Vietnam for its success in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The public radio broadcaster quoted an assessment of the US’s Johns Hopkins University  as saying that Vietnam is one among the few countries well controlling the pandemic, as it has to date reported 288 infections and no fatalities, and gone without any community transmission of the disease for four weeks.

The radio emphasised that quick response, drastic measures and massive testing have helped Vietnam prevent the disease from developing into a disaster.

The broadcaster said that right after the first cases were detected in Vietnam in late January, Vietnam rapidly implemented response measures, including closing border gates with China – the epicentre at that time, and quarantining those entering the country.

When the number of infections increased from 20 to over 100, the Government decided to take more drastic measures such as imposing social distancing measures, suspending international flights, banning large gatherings of over 30 people, and closing restaurants and bars.

The daily newspaper also appreciated Vietnam’s rapid response and effective prevention measures.

It recently ran an article which stressed that Vietnam has assisted other countries thanks to its success in the fight. The country has provided face masks and medical supplies for not only its neighbours in Southeast Asia but also countries in Europe.

Meanwhile, the Czech News Agency (CTK) cited Worldcrunch’s assessment when affirming that Vietnam has gained impressive results in the COVID-19 fight with a low infection rate and no deaths.

The Vietnamese Government chose a “low-cost” strategy by promptly detecting any infections, and tracing possible contacts with confirmed cases, it said./.