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International media laud Vietnam’s achievements in COVID-19 fight

by NDO18 May 2020 Last updated at 21:00 PM

Motorbikes drive past a billboard warning against the coronavirus disease after the government eased nationwide lockdown during the outbreak in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Photo: Reuters)
Motorbikes drive past a billboard warning against the coronavirus disease after the government eased nationwide lockdown during the outbreak in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Photo: Reuters)

VTV.vn - Some Egyptian newspapers, including the Events Magazine News, Al Naasher and The Egyptian Gazette, have highly praised Vietnam’s developmental achievements in recent years in articles published May 16.

Regarding the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, The Egyptian Gazette said both the UN and many countries around the world have expressed their admiration for Vietnam’s accomplishments.

So far, the Southeast Asian nation hasn’t recorded any deaths from the coronavirus disease and, like Egypt, it has sent medical supplies to other countries hit hard by the outbreak.

Meanwhile, Russian and Belarusian media have spoken highly of Vietnam’s measures to bring COVID-19 under control.

An article on Russian news site AiF.ru remarked that a national steering board on COVID-19 prevention and control in Vietnam was set up early, and health workers and equipment were mobilised in a short space of time.

The Vietnamese people’s effort in fighting the disease alongside the Government is among the major factors in the country’s victory, it underlined.

The Southeast Asian nation presented more than five tonnes of medical supplies to Russia, including 370,000 face masks, a fact which has been reported by various Russian sites, according to the TASS news agency.

Vietnam plans to provide additional medical supplies to Russia, the agency added.

In an article titled “How Vietnam defeated coronavirus”, Belarusian site onliner.by explained the reasons for Vietnam’s success in tacking COVID-19 through an interview with a local businessperson.

The article noted that Vietnam shares a long border with China. Nevertheless, since the pandemic began, just over 300 cases were registered in the country, with no deaths.

Vietnam has spared no efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, as the country has kept a close eye on flights from abroad and ordered school closures from an early stage, it added.

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