Australian newspaper hails Vietnam’s success in fighting COVID-19 resurgence
doyen1988 15-10-2020, 20:00


Australian newspaper hails Vietnam’s success in fighting COVID-19 resurgence

People enterting Vietnam make health declaration and have test for COVID-19. (photo: VNA)

The article said several South-East Asian countries are doing exceptionally well. Vietnam’s total number of cases is just 1122 which is extremely low for a population of nearly 100 million.


One tactic used by health authorities has been targeted testing, where they’ve focused on high-risk individuals, buildings and neighbourhoods where there have been confirmed cases. Health authorities have also implemented extensive contact tracing, and aimed to identify those at risk of exposure regardless of symptoms.


Vietnam also set up quarantine facilities for infected people and international travelers, minimizing spread inside households.