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COVID-19 case count remains at 270

by NDO/VNA01 May 2020 Last updated at 17:00 PM

A medical staff tests samples of people for the novel coronavirus in Hanoi. (Photo: VnExpress)
A medical staff tests samples of people for the novel coronavirus in Hanoi. (Photo: VnExpress)

VTV.vn - Vietnam recorded no new cases of COVID-19 in the past 12 hours, with the total number of cases remaining at 270 as of 6 am on May 1, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The country has detected no infections in the community for a full 15 days as of 6am on April 16.

A total of 47,735 people are currently under quarantine or health monitoring across the country. These are people who returned from epidemic-hit countries or had close contact with COVID-19 patients.

Among the patients under treatment at hospitals, 10 have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, and five tested negative at least twice.

On April 30, Standing Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long signed a document asking hospitals and health departments of provinces and cities to implement telemedical checkups to help with epidemic prevention.

Medical institutions may continue using the software they have used until now or can use IT platforms in accordance with guidance of the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Information and Communication.

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