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Vietnam has enough equipment to handle 10,000 coronavirus cases

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HCMC – Vietnam now has enough medical equipment to handle 10,000 coronavirus cases at a time, stated Deputy Minister of Health Truong Quoc Cuong at a meeting this morning, April 6.

According to Cuong, Vietnam is producing face masks and protective gear for medical workers, using domestic materials, to prevent coronavirus infections and have enough to export.

The country is also trying to produce ventilators to replace imported machines.

“We have enough medical equipment, devices, ventilators and protective equipment ready at hand in case there are 10,000 coronavirus infections. We are also preparing for the worst-case scenarios,” Cuong remarked.

The deputy minister noted that Vietnam has strictly applied coronavirus infection prevention and control measures, and the pandemic is still under control. However, it is developing unpredictably so the Government and all citizens should not be careless.

Deputy Minister of Public Security Nguyen Van Son pointed out that the number of new infections has dropped in recent days. However, local authorities and citizens need to continue complying with strict preventive measures.

According to Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, it has been over two months since Vietnam reported its first coronavirus case. The number of infections has amounted to 241 and Vietnam is one of the three countries with over 200 coronavirus cases that have not reported deaths.

Dam expressed his thanks to all citizens for their efforts in dealing with the coronavirus as “every citizen is a fighter.”

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