NHAN DAN (May 9th) – The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) quoted a BBC News journalist as saying that the Vietnamese Party and State have placed a top concern on the people, while publicising, sharing and updating pandemic-related information and data, as well as taking drastic and urgent measures to curb the disease and support affected subjects.
Washington-based The Diplomat ran an article highlighting the guidelines and measures undertaken by the Vietnamese Party and State in fighting COVID-19, emphasising that a strategy to mobilise resources of the whole society has helped Vietnam in successfully controlling the pandemic. The article stated that through effective efforts to curb the disease and support the people, the Vietnamese Party has affirmed its leadership role.
Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review also published an article highlighting that Vietnam has won worldwide praise thanks to its successful control of infection cases and prompt restarting of the economy. The speed in flattening the COVID-19 transmission “curve” displays Vietnam’s skills and acumen, and is a “story of success” as there have been no deaths reported in the country, according to the article.
On May 8, the State Committee on Overseas Vietnamese (OVs) Affairs organised the reception of medical supplies, including 43,000 masks and treatment medicines, donated by Flamingo Holding Group to support the OVs communities in Russia, the UK and France. Deputy Chairman of the Committee Luong Thanh Nghi emphasised that the timely and practical support for the OVs has demonstrated solidarity and affirmed that OVs are an inseparable part of the nation.
Earlier, during an online meeting on May 6, the Veterans For Peace (VFP) New York chapter congratulated Vietnam on its achievements in the fight against COVID-19. Chapter President Susan Schall emphasised that Vietnam’s strength and determination helped the country to record such major successes in containing the disease.
Vietnam quickly assessed the risk from the pandemic and mobilised all possible resources to protect its citizens and prevent an epidemic crisis, she said.