All 16 people in Vietnam infected with a new coronavirus have been cured, the health ministry said on Tuesday, adding that no new cases have been recorded since Feb. 13.
The last known patient, a 50-year-old man infected by his daughter who returned from China’s central city of Wuhan, where the virus first emerged, has recovered and is in good condition, Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long said in a statement.
It was not immediately clear when the last patient would be discharged from hospital. The Asia Insiders reports.
The preventive medicine agency said that Vietnam will soon have at least 30 labs capable of testing for the deadly virus, according to.
“Vietnam has full capacity to detect and deal with the epidemic. Our test is as accurate as that of other countries,” said Mr. Long.
An anti-coronavirus handbook is being drafted while everybody is being urged to take part in the fight against the outbreak.
Meanwhile, no cases of infection have been reported among 200,000 Vietnamese guest workers in South Korea.
“Vietnamese agencies and businesses have kept Vietnamese guest workers in South Korea updated as to the outbreak’s developments and preventive measures. We’re keeping a close watch on them,” said Ms. Tran Thi Van Ha from the labor ministry’s communication office.
Vietnam’s first report of the virus was about two Chinese citizens infected on Jan. 23.