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Vietnam reports no new COVID-19 cases since Feb 13

Vietnam has reported no new confirmed cases of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) since February 13, heard at a meeting of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Hanoi on February 21.

Healthcare facilities at the district level and higher levels are capable of treating patients infected with COVID-19.

As of February 21 afternoon, 15 of the 16 patients with COVID-19 in Vietnam had been cured and discharged from hospital. The 15th case, a Vietnamese American, at HCM City’s Tropical Diseases Hospital repeatedly tested negative from February 12 – 17 and was discharged on February 21.

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A worker sprays disinfectant at a classroom of the Viet Duc High School in Hanoi's Hoan Kiem district on February 2.

Vietnam still has 28 suspected cases and nearly 5,650 people in close contact with those who may have the virus or those returning from epidemic areas. All of them are under quarantine.

By February 21 noon, there are 76,727 confirmed cases in 29 countries and territories worldwide and the number of deaths reached 2,247. In China alone, 75,465 cases have been reported with 2,236 deaths.

New cases may be appeared in the coming time, but with the rising temperature and effective treatment plans in place, Vietnam is capable of containing the outbreak and ensuring safety for economic and cultural events, said Tran Dac Phu, former director of the Health Ministry’s Preventive Health Department.

Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung noted the World Health Organisation (WHO), international organisations and diplomatic corps have recommended that in the current situation, Vietnam can soon think about reopening schools.

Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Huu Do said the ministry is considering to allow students to go back to school starting from March 2, given that longer shutdown would causing difficulties for teaching and learning in this 2019-2020 academic year.

The ministry will accelerate communication campaigns to educate students on how to stay safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, Do added.

He moved on to say that the ministry will work with the People’s Committees of HCM City and Hanoi on February 22 to discuss HCM City’s proposal to extend school break until the end of March.

Bac Giang adds more equipment, strictly monitors people returning from Covid-19 affected areas
(BGO) – The Vice Chairman of Bac Giang provincial People’s Committee (PPC) Le Anh Duong cum Vice Head of the provincial Steering Committee's Standing Board for prevention and control the acute respiratory disease on February 18 paid an inspection at Luc Ngan district.
 
Bac Giang’s Disease Control Center to test Covid-19 since February 21
(BGO) – Bac Giang is one of 9 provinces and cities instructed by the Ministry of Health to review, reinforce the facilities, equipment, man power, biosafety level II at the testing laboratory in the provincial Disease Control Center (Center) to conduct Covid-19 test.
 
Bac Giang accompanies enterprises to overcome difficulties amid Covid-19 outbreak
(BGO)- Outbreak of the acute respiratory disease caused by novel corona virus (Covid-19) has dramatically affected operation of many enterprises in the northern province of Bac Giang especially those import materials from China. Facing this situation, the provincial competent agencies have been accompanying with the enterprises to gradually overcome difficulties while supporting the production and business.
 
Bac Giang DoFA provides Chinese quick learning handbooks in combating Covid-19
(BGO)- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DoFA) in Bac Giang province has published 60 Chinese quick learning handbooks related to Covid-19 prevention for the officers and soldiers on missions in the foreigners’ isolated area. 
 
Bac Giang focuses on controlling and monitoring health condition of people coming from Covid-19 affected area
(BGO) – As of February 12, Bac Giang province has 15 Covid-19 suspected cases (new strain of coronavirus as called by the World Health Organization since February 12), in which 14 people tested negative to the virus and 1 case is waiting for the test result who is monitored at the provincial General Hospital with stable condition.
 

Source: VNA

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