VOV.VN - Vietnam has been able to comprehensively master production technologies used in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) test kits and has increased the speed of research in the search for an epidemic vaccine, according to representatives of the Ministry of Health (MoH).
These achievements can be attributed to the great efforts put in by scientists working in the medical sector, MoH representatives told Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, who is also head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, at its meeting in Hanoi on June 30.
They said the Ministry is now focusing on deploying COVID-19 test kits, placing orders to purchase additional test kits, providing training for medical workers at a grassroots level.
Our primary goal is to rapidly and accurately detect any infected cases and ensure the implementation of screening tests for the wider community, the MoH representatives said.
With regard to the vaccine research and production project, according to MoH officials, Vietnam has achieved positive results in producing candidate vaccines during clinical trials. It is collaborating with local firms to fully tap into the advantages of Vietnamese vaccine research and production to prepare for the worst scenario of the COVID-19 epidemic.