Vietnam deputy PM says COVID-19 outbreak to stay for a long time

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Vietnam’s deputy prime minister Vu Duc Dam said on Tuesday that COVID-19 would stay in the country for a long time, adding that it would take at least a year for the population to have access to a vaccine.

“We have to take measures to live safely alongside the disease,” Dam said at a government meeting.

 Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam speaks at the meeting of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Hanoi on August 9 (Photo: VNA)

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam speaks at the meeting of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Hanoi on August 9 (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, which first detected the novel coronavirus locally in January, has reported 983 cases and 25 deaths, with more than half of its infections in the past month alone.

https://news.yahoo.com/vietnam-deputy-pm-says-covid-111646781.html

 

Tags:

Category: Regional

Print This Post

Comments are closed.