Vietnam, a country that borders directly with China successfully overcome the coronavirus outbreak. The country only recorded more than 300 cases of Covid-19 with none of the deaths caused by the virus.
Nearly a month has passed since the last community transition and today Vietnam has begun to open it. Vietnam has a small possibility for the enlarged Covid-19 case because Vietnam fight COVID-19 early on.
According to experts, Vietnam is unlike other countries that have a very large number of infections and deaths. Vietnam’s effort which other countries consider to be an overreaction has overcome the coronavirus outbreak. Even though it saves money, and has an intensive approach, Vietnam’s reaction is probably too late for most other countries to learn from its success.
How can Vietnam, a developing country that only has 8 doctors per 10,000 people, fight Covid-19 with zero deaths?
Vietnam was the earliest country to tighten border controls. The government started to lockdown the country in January. The government also enforced large-scale quarantine and closed schools and some businesses, such as fitness centers and restaurants early on.
Experts also say that Vietnam is a country with comprehensive oversight that also applies informant culture.
This allows the authorities to effectively monitor, identify, and isolate potential cases without having to spend limited resources on mass testing programs.
Despite the low number of infections, the Vietnamese government has decided to lockdown some countries on April 1. The rule requires people to stay indoors, suspend public transportation, and have limited meetings. Besides, all residents in Vietnam get serious attention and care from the government to suppress the spread of Covid-19.
All these efforts made it possible to become the first Southeast Asian country for Vietnam to fight COVID-19 and relax their restrictions. Vietnam has relaxed restrictions at the end of April.