Argentinian newspaper lauds Vietnam’s success in COVID-19 fight

by NDO13 April 2020 Last updated at 20:00 PM

Measuring border temperature to detect COVID-19 infections. (Photo: VNA)
Measuring border temperature to detect COVID-19 infections. (Photo: VNA)

VTV.vn - Argentina’s e-newspaper OJODIGITAL recently ran an article titled “Coronavirus: Vietnam model, world example” praising Vietnam’s success in controlling the spread of the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

The article stressed that over the past nearly three months, the novel coronavirus has been lashing the health systems of many countries around the world. However, Vietnam, which lies close to the first major outbreak centre of the disease, is one of the world models in the fight against the COVID-19, because as of April 10 (local time), it had reported 257 confirmed infections, with 144 fully recovering, and no fatalities.

It said that locals’ support for Government decisions has greatly helped the success of its policies in this fight, thus affirming a reliable state management.

The article also recalled Vietnam’s success over the acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003 when it took a number of drastic measures to contain the disease, including setting up a national steering committee, quarantining infected persons in certain hospitals, implementing strict border control and disinfecting all areas reporting infection cases.

When COVID-19 broke out, these experiences helped Vietnam take the initiative in preventing and controlling the disease.

The Vietnamese Government’s decisions to control infection cases, monitor all people entering the country, and apply a 14-day quarantine period and social distancing have shown that the country has taken appropriate steps in its roadmap to prevent and control the spread of the disease.

Vietnam’s success in the fight has been lauded by other countries and international organisations, the article stressed.

It also noted that Vietnam has intensified cooperation with many countries in the global health crisis by presenting protective gear to Italy, Spain, Germany, France, the UK, Laos and Cambodia.

German city appreciates Vietnam’s support in COVID-19 combat

Mayor of the German city of Leipzig Burkhard Jung has offered thanks to Vietnamese partners for their medical support for St. George’s Hospital in the COVID-19 fight, stressing the importance of long-standing international cooperation amidst crises.

The assistance for St. George Hospital included 10,000 medical face masks, 1,000 protective suits, along with eyewear and gloves. They were delivered free of charge by Vietnam’s national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines to Frankfurt on the flight that repatriated German citizens.

Mayor Burkhard Jung highlighted that the long-standing cooperation between Leipzig and partners around the world becomes all the more important amidst crises.

He appreciated the Ho Chi Minh City-based Military Hospital 175, Vietnam Airlines and other partners who created the conditions for the medical aid to reach his city, noting that without the relevant sides’ coordination, including the policy-related support from Vietnam and Germany, the aid wouldn’t have been able to be transported.

Meanwhile, Director of St. George Hospital Iris Minde expressed her delight at the aid from Vietnam.

She highlighted the successful cooperation between her hospital and Military Hospital 175 for many years, adding they had jointly set up a healthcare centre for sharing experience.


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