Int’l media highlight Vietnam’s measures against COVID-19

France’s daily newspaper Le Figaro ran an article on April 19 explaining how Vietnam has limited the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in the community.

Vietnam, which borders China, where the COVID-19 originated, has become an example in the fight against the pandemic for Western countries, the article said.

Compared to other Asian nations like the Republic of Korea and Singapore, Vietnam does not have enough financial resources to combat the pandemic. Therefore, the 94-million-people nation has conducted a “low-cost” strategy by focusing on massive quarantine and tracing of all possible contacts with infections (known as F1, F2, F3 and F4), the article stressed.

It said that a compulsory 14-day quarantine period for all people entering the country, closure of all schools after the lunar New Year holiday in late January, and locals’ face mask wearing when going out are also among measures taken by the country, it added.

The article also affirmed that these measures have been implemented effectively thanks to the abidance of the inhabitants and their support for the Government’s efforts./.