Vietnam enters 49th day without COVID-19 cases in community hinh anh 1A health worker takes sample to conduct COVID-19 test (Photo: VNA)


Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam had no new COVID-19 cases to report on October 21 morning, keeping the national tally at 1,141, according to the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The country entered the 49th straight day without community transmissions.

The number of recovered patients has reached 1,046. The death toll remains at 35.

Among patients still under treatment, 10 have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, three negative twice and three negative thrice.

A total of 13,929 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or arrived from pandemic-hit areas are being quarantined nationwide, with 168 at hospitals, 12,678 at concentrated quarantine facilities and 1,083 at home or in accommodations.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said despite the complicated development of the pandemic across the globe, Vietnam has brought COVID-19 under control, creating a safe environment for the recovery and development of socio-economic activities.

He also ordered strict compliance with COVID-19 preventive measures/.