On February 19, officials from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had a meeting with the officials from Embassy of Vietnam in the USA.

Sources from Embassy of Vietnam in the USA said that US officials have praised Vietnam health capabilities and the country's effort to control COVID-19 epidemic.

At the meeting, Director of Asia/Pacific Office of HHS, Ms Erika Elvander, and CDC's Chief Medical Officer Mitchell Wolfe have had positive comments on Vietnam's capabilities in the fight against COVID-19.

"According to HHS, the government of Vietnam, from central to local level, has taken care and given out timely decisions as well as comprehensive and aggressive solutions to deal with COVID-19, especially in raising public awareness about the disease", the Embassy announced.

"Beside, Vietnam owns an overall good healthcare system that has widely established vaccinations and preventive measures against infectious diseases for a long time. So, the US officials believed that Vietnam will be able to deal with COVID-19 effectively"./.