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Daily COVID-19 update: More people tested negative, quarantined

VGP – The Vietnamese Ministry of Health reported that 1,830 people were tested negative for the COVID-19 in Viet Nam as of 4 pm on Wednesday, up 61 cases from Tuesday.

03/04/2020 06:19

The ministry also said 92 suspected cases are being quarantined to prevent spread of the virus to communities, down by 15 cases the previous day.

In addition, the nation is monitoring 16,191people due to close links with suspected cases and or coming from COVID-19 affected areas, an increase of 817 from a day earlier, according to the ministry.

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Though no new infection has been reported since February 13, the Government of Viet Nam still considers the epidemic combat its top priority.

At a meeting on Monday, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said quarantine is the best solution now amid rising infections in several countries.

The Government has decided to halt visa-waiver program for citizens from South Korea and Italy in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus to Viet Nam.

Amid complicated developments of the epidemic on the globe, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Epidemic Prevention and Control, attended and directed the Army's simulation exercise in response to the COVID-19 epidemic on March 4./.

By Ngoc Van