From First COVID-19 Case to Current Outbreak: A Vietnamese Report
Nguyen Minh Duc 1 2 * , Hoang Duc Ha 3, Tran Anh Tuan 4, Mai Tan Lien Bang 2, Pham Hong Duc 5, Pham Minh Thong 4 5
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1 Department of Radiology, Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine, Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM2 Department of Radiology, Children’s Hospital 2, Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM3 Department of Radiology, Haiphong University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hai Phong City, VIETNAM4 Department of Radiology, Bach Mai Hospital, Ha Noi, VIETNAM5 Department of Radiology, Hanoi Medical University, Ha Noi, VIETNAM* Corresponding Author


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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Article Type: Perspective Article

ELECTRON J GEN MED, 2020, Volume 17, Issue 4, Article No: em208

Publication date: 30 Mar 2020

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