Vietnam records no new COVID-19 community infections in 43 days

Friday, 2020-05-29 10:14:50
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The Ngoc Son Temple, a tourist attraction in Hanoi, is sterilised in response to COVID-19. (Photo: vietnamplus)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam has gone through 43 straight days without any new coronavirus infections found in the community as of 6 am on May 29.

According to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, the total cases still stands at 327, including 187 imported ones.

As many as 278 out of the 327 patients or 85% of the total have recovered, and there has been no death so far.

The 49 remainders are being treated at nine national and provincial medial facilities, with eight testing negative once for SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the acute respiratory disease, and 17 negative at least twice.

A total of 8,869 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or returned from pandemic-hit areas are under health monitoring, of whom 49 were quarantined at hospitals, 7,008 at other concentrated facilities and 1,812 at home and place of residence.