Vietnam enters day 33 without Covid-19 community infection as no new coronavirus infection was confirmed Tuesday morning.
The nation’s Covid-19 count now stays at 324 after four were added Monday evening, two flight attendants on a repatriation flight from Russia and two Vietnamese repatriated from the U.S.
For now, the country has 61 active patients after 263 have recovered, including three Vietnamese patients confirmed free of the novel coronavirus Monday.
Vietnam has not recorded any cases caused by community transmission since April 16. Of its total cases, 184 are imported.
Tran Dac Phu, a senior advisor at the Public Health Emergency Operations Center, said Sunday that Vietnam is still capable of quarantining arrivals from abroad and testing them to detect infection.
Saying that there is no need to worry about imported cases, he said community transmission should be the biggest concern.
Once it happens and spreads quickly, the medical system would be overwhelmed, he warned.
Vietnam currently has more than 11,000 people in quarantine, 302 of them in hospitals, nearly 9,000 at centralized facilities and the rest at home.
The Covid-19 pandemic has thus far affected 213 countries and territories, and reported deaths have reached nearly 320,000.
Reporting by Le Nga @ VNExpress