The World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledges that Vietnam has handled the COVID-19 epidemic very well, with national capacity to respond and control emergency medical issues.
According to the latest WHO Viet Nam information on “The COVID-19 epidemic: What we have known so far”, WHO highly appreciates Viet Nam’s ability to address urgent public health issues.
WHO said: Vietnam’s capacity to address urgent public health issues, including emerging infectious disease outbreaks, has increased significantly. This result is achieved after years of investing in core competencies – including risk monitoring and evaluation, laboratory capacity, infection prevention and control and clinical management and risk communication. , etc. – as required by the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005).
“We call this the national capacity to respond to and control emergency medical issues, and this capacity has been tested and tested through practical events in Vietnam, and now Now COVID-19, ”said WHO.
WHO noted that Vietnam has handled this disease very well. The government has launched an early response system to the epidemic – strengthening surveillance, ensuring prevention and control of infections, managing cases at health facilities and strengthening testing in addition to implementation. interdisciplinary communication and cooperation activities. “
The World Health Organization recommends that Vietnam should remain vigilant and willing to control the disease as more new cases of coronavirus infection are expected in the coming days.
There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19. Vaccine production is underway so clinical trials can begin in 3-4 months. WHO will publish an initial list of vaccines under study and may participate in clinical trials.
To avoid nCoV infection, WHO recommends that people maintain basic hand hygiene and respiration, and practice food safety. If possible, avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of respiratory illnesses such as coughing or sneezing.
Measures not recommended for treating COVID-19 because they are ineffective and can be dangerous are smoking, self-medication such as antibiotics, wearing multiple masks at once to maximize protection.
WHO noted that the disease situation in China is still urgent
On February 15, 2020, WHO General Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the acute respiratory tract infection COVID-19 due to the new strain of corona nCoV virus is still an emergency situation in China and is currently not can tell where the disease will spread.
Speaking at a security conference in Munich, Germany, Mr. Tedros said that although he was impressed with the measures China has taken in recent years to curb the spread of the disease, he was worried when the number New cases continue to rise.
The speech comes as France has just announced its first death in Europe because the disease was an 80-year-old Chinese woman admitted to hospital on a trip to the country late. last January Egypt is also the first country in Africa to detect an infection.
In related developments, Malaysian officials on February 15 confirmed an 83-year-old American passenger to the country on February 14 was infected with the nCoV virus. Notably, this is one of the tourists aboard the Westerdam cruise ship just docked in Cambodia on February 13.
Announcement by the Ministry of Health of Malaysia stating that the test results showed that this patient’s husband was not infected with the virus./.
(Source: Vietnam Ministry of Health)