Within four days, Vietnam recorded 240 cases of Covid-19 community infections. However, the Ministry of Health said that up to 20% of F0 cases did not cooperate with the authorities’ Covid-19 tracing effort.
It is also reported that hundreds of F1 cases did not voluntarily made medical declaration, did not cooperate with relevant agencies, or refused to communicate, making it difficult for the authorities in epidemic prevention.
In this situation, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Head of the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, called on people in epidemic areas, especially those in the provinces of Hai Duong and Quang Ninh – the two epidemic hotspots – to implement epidemic control measures and make the most of social media tools to provide information about the people who had contact with them in recent time to the health authorities.
“This not only protects yourself but also contributes to the peace of the whole country,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
People can make online medical declaration at https://tokhaiyte.vn and http://antoancovid.vn/khaibao
Since January 28, Vietnam has recorded 240 Covid-19 cases in the community in 9 provinces, including: Hai Duong (188), Quang Ninh (25), Hanoi (15), Bac Ninh (3), Hoa Binh (2), Gia Lai (4), and in Hai Phong, Binh Duong, and Ho Chi Minh City, which have one case each.
On the morning of February 1, Hanoi reported two more cases in Me Linh District, which has not been officially announced by the Ministry of Health.
So far, 17 cities and provinces nationwide have decided to temporarily shut down schools a week ahead of the lunar New Year break in an attempt to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Vietnam has prepared for an escalation of the Covid-19 infection cases and will strive for controlling the epidemic by February 6.