Status of COVID-19 cases in Vietnam 2020

As of May 17, 2020, there have been 320 total infections of coronavirus in Vietnam. At the moment, 260 patients have recovered. Vietnam has gone 31 days without new infection cases of COVID-19 as of 6:05 PM on May 17, 2020. As of April 23, 2020, Hanoi has had the highest number of COVID-19 infections with 123 cases.

COVID-19 development in Vietnam

On January 30, 2020, the first two patients with COVID-19 in Vietnam were diagnosed. They were a male from Wuhan and his son, who was living in Long An and whom the father was visiting. Both father and son were tested positive and treated in a hospital. Although the number of infections was contained after that, travel activities have again led to a steady increase in COVID-19 cases. Patient 17, who returned from Europe, as well as patient 34, who returned from Washington via Qatar, were in contact with several citizens in Vietnam before the infection was determined, which started a chain of infections.

Measures against COVID-19 in Vietnam

Beginning April 1, 2020, Vietnam will go into 15 days of nationwide social distancing and self-isolation after the latest directive signed by the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister of Vietnam announced three goals to fight the epidemic in the country. Firstly, the sense of responsibility of the anti-epidemic forces in each area and in each industry will increase. The second goal is to make people more aware of their responsibility to participate in implementing the instructions of the Party, the State and the guidance of the health sector, so that each citizen will act as a “soldier involved in fighting the epidemic”. Thirdly, when the Prime Minister signed a decision to announce the nationwide epidemic, all anti-epidemic members of the health, military, police and other forces will be entitled to specific benefits during this period.

Status breakdown of coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Vietnam as of May 17, 2020

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May 2020



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as of May 17, 2020 at 6:05 PM local time

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