From First COVID-19 Case to Current Outbreak: A Vietnamese Report
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Department of Radiology, Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine, Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM
Department of Radiology, Children’s Hospital 2, Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM
Department of Radiology, Haiphong University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hai Phong City, VIETNAM
Department of Radiology, Bach Mai Hospital, Ha Noi, VIETNAM
Department of Radiology, Hanoi Medical University, Ha Noi, VIETNAM
Online publication date: 2020-03-30
Publication date: 2020-03-30
Electron J Gen Med 2020;17(4):em208
The 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak (now recognized as SARS-CoV-2, triggering the COVID-19 disease) has spread from Wuhan throughout China and has been distributed to an increasing range of countries. Early activity has concentrated on explaining the course of the disease, reporting critical incidents, and handling the ill. Currently, Vietnam, an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) country that shares a long border with China, has successfully controlled COVID-19. In this article, we aimed to provide updated information regarding COVID-19 in Vietnam, from the first case to the current outbreak. We hope the information in this article will help the world understand more about the surveillance and prevention policies of Vietnam’s COVID-19. The numerous lessons learned will serve as a guide for handling possible pandemics, but a permanently new global framework is expected in the immediate future.
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