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Title: COVID-19 in Vietnam: A lesson of pre-preparation
Authors: Linh, Quach Ha
Anh, Hoang Ngoc
Keywords: Vietnam
Issue Date: 2020
Series/Report no.: Journal of Clinical Virology;pp. 1 - 3
Abstract: Background: Vietnam was slowing the spread of COVID-19 to 200 cases by the end of March. From perspective of a relatively vulnerable healthcare systems, timely interventions were implemented to different stage of pandemic progress to limit the spread. Method: The authors compiled literature on different public health measures in Vietnam in compared to the progression of COVID-19 from January to March 2020. Results: Three stages of pandemic progression of COVID-19 were recorded in Vietnam. At 213 confirmed cases under treatment and isolation, a range of interventions were enforced including intensive and expansive contact, mass testing, isolation, and sterilization. Many were in place before any case were reported. Conclusion: Preparation were key for Vietnam's healthcare system in the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19 pandemic.
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