Vietnam’s health ministry has confirmed its first two locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in nearly two months, just weeks before the country’s Lunar New Year holiday period, when big gatherings indoors are expected.
- The health ministry has now tightened screening and controls
- Strict quarantine, testing and tracing helped previous containment
- Vietnam reported only 1,551 cases and 35 deaths before these new cases
It comes as the Lowy Institute’s latest research survey found that Vietnam was one of the top countries to have the best response to the pandemic, coming in at number two after New Zealand.
Though a tiny number compared with new coronavirus infections in many countries, the two cases are a jolt for Vietnam.
Thanks to strict…