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In the morning of March 23, reporting at the 43rd meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam affirmed that Vietnam has controlled the COVID-19 disease well so far thanks to the strictly implemented instructions from the Politburo, the Secretariat, the Government, the Prime Minister, with many concrete solutions. However, the situation has been developing differently from the initial period.
|Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam (Photo source: VGP)|
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said the world has recorded nearly 335,000 COVID-19 infections and over 14,600 deaths in 192 countries and territories so far .
In Vietnam, there have been 121 COVID-19 infectious cases up to now, of which 17 cases were cured, 10 cases confirmed first and second negative, 4 cases were severe.
According to Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, a few dozen cases of COVID-19 can be found every day, but those won't not be a worry if found in quarantine areas. "The infection in our community will deserve to worry everyone" Mr. Dam emphasized.
|Regarding preventive measures, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said that the Ministry of Health has also actively coordinated with other sectors to forecast the situation and formulated 5 epidemic preventive scenarios at different levels, prepared for stop the worse situation occurring.|
“We predict the worst situation of 30,000 affected cases happen, so the initiative and prepared measures and solutions have to be taken sooner than the recommendations of WHO and other countries”, Mr. Dam said.
|According to the Deputy Prime Minister, Vietnam entered the second phase (when the epidemic began to spread the whole Europe with the epicenter in Italy's Lombardy), experts also forecasted even though Vietnam had previously experienced, thousands of people may have infected. The most case is forecasted approximately 600 - 4,000 infections, and 40 - 160 deaths.|
Since Europe's outbreak, the United States has received thousand entries of flights and people from epidemic countries and regions. These immigrants had traveled across many localities and contacted with thousands of Vietnamese people, so once a case detected would cause many difficulties track related risk group of infection.
In addition, although it has been actively propagandized to limit returning Vietnam from overseas repatriations, more Vietnamese people still want to return Vietnam to receive its good treatment as well as disease-well-controlled achievement. Many people among may have been infected and cause overload of quarantine facilities and treatment unless everything is well -controlled.
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Translated by Candy Lee