|Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam (C) has a working session with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (USCDC) in Hanoi, February 28, 2020 (Photo: VNA)|
Mr. Dam said Vietnam has worked out measures and learned from experience to make appropriate adjustments during the process of fighting the COVID-19 epidemic. As the epidemic is entering a new period, Vietnam is planning new measures and hopes to get advice from the WHO and the USCDC, he said.
Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said Vietnam has mobilized all of its political system, army and people to fight the novel coronavirus epidemic. He emphasized Vietnam’s principle of “4 on-the-spot resources” including on-the-spot prevention, on-the-spot facilities, on-the-spot funds, and on-the-spot personnel.
“Vietnam’s method in combating the epidemic has been updated and revised constantly to keep up with the world’s own practical knowledge and experience in treatment. New medicines have been allowed to be tested to seek the best possible treatment for patients infected with the virus. Vietnam has also asked its research units to develop bio-products for diagnosis,” said Mr. Long.
|Chief representative of the WHO in Vietnam Kidong Park (Photo: VNA)|
The WHO and the USCDC highly appreciated Vietnam’s efforts, saying Vietnam has strong determination and effective, uniform, and transparent measures. Chief representative of the WHO in Vietnam Kidong Park said the control of COVID-19 around the globe is encountering an array of difficulties. He asked Vietnam to share experience in implementing quarantine, prevention, and treatment.
|Mathew Moore from the USCDC (Photo: VNA)|
Mathew Moore, a representative from USCDC asked Vietnam to continue sharing information and experience, including its coronavirus genome, with the international community. The US will continue working closely with Vietnamese agencies in responding to epidemics, he said.