Vietnam succeeds in curbing COVID-19 RoK newspaper

5/7/2020| 9:11

ChosunBiz, a newspaper in the Republic of Korea, on May 6 run a story highlighting Vietnam’s success in containing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ha Loi villagers in Hanoi's outlying Me Linh district, the last coronavirus hotspot in the capital, were overjoyed when restrictions were lifted at midnight May 6

Vietnam Television reported on April 29 that Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc declared Vietnam has basically put the COVID-19 outbreak under control, the first country ever to do so in the world, the newspaper said.

The statement was made about three months after the first positive case was confirmed (January 22), marking a turning point in the global fight against the pandemic, it said.

Vietnam is among the most successful countries in curbing the disease, it wrote. The country’s population is close to 100 million but it only reported 270 infections, including imported cases, and zero deaths.

The Vietnamese government’s determination to combat the COVID-19 has early earned strong trust from global investors, it said. Samsung Electronics had to suspend operation in many of its factories around the world but production has still remained in Vietnam.