Nikkei: Asian trio of VN, Singapore, Chinese Taipei keep COVID-19 near zero
10:38 | 07/01/2021

VGP - As the world struggles with surging COVID-19 cases, Viet Nam along with Chinese Taipei and Singapore, has succeeded in limiting local transmission to almost zero, according to Nikkei.

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The Asian trio offers rare success stories in containing local transmission using rigorous testing and isolation.

Nikkei reported that Viet Nam goes a step further. In addition to a 14-day quarantine for entrants, it also discloses personal information on newly infected people - such as age, occupation, place of residence and recent activities - for quick tracing of close contacts. This tough response has been responsible for keeping cumulative cases down to roughly 1,500.

Earlier, Viet Nam was named among top ten of best performing economies in pandemic resilience ranking, according to Bloomberg.

So far, Viet Nam confirms 1,505 infections. The number of deaths related to the disease is still kept at 35.            

Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc on January 6 ordered suspending flights carrying Vietnamese citizens home from countries and territories which report new variants of SARS-CoV-2 and see complicated pandemic developments, firstly the UK and South Africa.

The human trial of Viet Nam’s COVID-19 vaccine will begin on January 21-22. This is the second Viet Nam-produced COVID-19 vaccine to be tested on human. The country is expected to start clinical trials on the third vaccine in March./.

By Khanh Phuong

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