VN ranks second for Covid-19 response
16:40 | 14/05/2020

VGP - With an index score of 77, Viet Nam ranked second globally and the first among Southeast Asian countries in terms of its people’s satisfaction with the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Singapore-based social research agency Blackbox Research and Toluna Company.

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The survey measured satisfactory levels of citizens in 23 countries and territories. 

About 94% of Vietnamese people felt that keeping the public informed on the pandemic with accurate information had worked in their favor in managing the disease, contributing to the country’s excellent performance in the fight against COVID-19, according to the study.   

Viet Nam’s impressive score reflects the country’s swift and strict measures to clamp down on the spread of the virus, as well as its regular and transparent communication with the public on ongoing case investigations, said David Black, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Blackbox Research. 

"Viet Nam’s effectiveness in curbing the spread of the virus so far has led to a heightened level of trust and confidence of citizens in their leaders, especially when we compare the country with some of its Southeast Asian neighbors who have at times struggled with testing, contact tracing and dealing with new clusters of cases,” said Black.  

Viet Nam was one of the first countries loosening social distancing measures. Other countries in the Southeast Asian region would keep a close watch on Viet Nam in the process of normalcy and economic restarting, he added./.

By Kim Loan

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