Vietnam takes initiative in fighting COVID-19, reviving economy


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has expressed a deep sympathy for other countries’ losses due to COVID-19 and gratefulness to doctors and medical workers who are on the frontline of the fight against the pandemic.

In a video conference of the 73rd World Health Assembly which concluded on Tuesday, PM Phuc said the Vietnamese Government has mobilized administrations at all levels, the national medical system, scientists, and the army in enforcing quarantines, tracing infection sources, testing samples, and curing patients.

Vietnam has so far recorded only 320 infections and no deaths. May 19 was the 33rd day with no new community transmission. Vietnam has entered a “new normal” situation, focusing on economic development while maintaining effective epidemic prevention.

According to PM Phuc, as ASEAN Chair for 2020, Vietnam has hosted and attended multiple discussions to coordinate initiatives to fight COVID-19, support the people, and work toward economic recovery.

“The Vietnamese Government, businesses, organisations, and individuals have donated medical supplies and shared experience with other countries, including those hardest hit by the pandemic. Vietnam has contributed to the COVID-19 response fund, promoted international cooperation, and shared resources to help cope with the pandemic,” said Mr. Phuc.

PM Phuc said he believes that in the face of the most serious challenge since the establishment of the UN and the WHO, the international community will continue to uphold the power of each nation, strong international solidarity, and cooperation to overcome this challenge and build a better future for every country and its citizens.


Source: VOV5


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