No new COVID-19 infections in community for two weeks

Wednesday, 2020-09-16 22:00:01
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Vietnamese citizens returning home from the RoK go to a concentrated quarantine facility in Khanh Hoa province (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA - Vietnam recorded no new COVID-19 cases on September 16, marking two weeks in a row without infections in the community since the latest outbreak hit central Da Nang city on July 25, according the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The total number of COVID-19 infections remained at 1,063, of which 691 are locally transmitted cases.

On September 16, five COVID-19 patients, including two in Quang Nam and three in Da Nang, were given the all-clear, bringing the total number of recovery to 936. There have been 35 deaths related to the disease.

As many as 32,417 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or entered Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions are being quarantined nationwide, including 471 in hospitals, 16,591 in concentrated quarantine establishments and 168,355 at home.

The Health Ministry has called on residents to wear masks in public places, regularly wash hands with soap, avoid crowd gatherings, and install Bluezone app to receive infection risk alerts.