VOV.VN - Vietnam has entered the 48th day without recording no single case of community-associated infection, while 298 patients were declared to have fully recovered from the novel coronavirus, said the Ministry of Health in its June 3 update.
Earlier on June 2, an additional five COVID-19 patients were released from hospital, raising the country’s total recoveries to 298, while 188 out of 328 confirmed cases so far, returned from epidemic-hit nations and were kept in quarantine upon entry.
According to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, the remaining 30 are receiving treatment at hospitals nationwide and in good health.
Meanwhile, 10 active patients have tested negative for the virus once or at least twice. A total of 8,169 people are currently in quarantine, including 103 at hospitals, 7,104 in other quarantine facilities, and 962 at home.
In recent times, some foreign media outlets have detailed how Vietnam has been able to stay free of the scourge of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, noting that the nation has not recorded a single death caused by the virus to date. Vietnam has confirmed 328 infections in total with no deaths so far. The nation also recorded no community transmission for over a month and a half.
Elsewhere, Japan is poised to allow travelers from Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam entry starting this summer.
During a recent phone call with Deputy Prime Minister cum Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, Japan’s Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said he desires to soon hold discussions with Vietnam on resuming travel between both nations.
Vietnam has not allowed entry for foreign citizens since March 22 except diplomatic and official passport holders and business managers, experts and high-skilled workers. All are subject to a mandatory 14- day quarantine period immediately after their arrival.