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CDC USA removed Vietnam from the list of possible spread of SARS-CoV-2

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Based on an assessment of the actual situation, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided to remove Vietnam from the list of destinations capable of spreading new strain of corona virus (SARS-CoV-2). out to the community.
On February 27, in the framework of a regular communication channel with US health agencies, the Vietnamese Embassy in the United States held an online meeting with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health and human services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


According to the Vietnam News Agency, at the meeting, representatives of the CDC and the Office of Global Affairs, the Asia-Pacific Office of the US Department of Health and Human Services assessed the efforts of the Vietnamese Government in COVID-19 prevention has achieved positive results, supervision, isolation and treatment have been implemented synchronously.
Based on the assessment of the actual situation, CDC decided to remove Vietnam from the list of destinations that can spread SARS-CoV-2 virus to the community.
Previously, the CDC included in this list 5 countries / territories, including: Vietnam, Iran, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.
However, according to the update on the CDC website at 7:25 on February 28 (Vietnam time), Vietnam is no longer on this list after the latest decision of the CDC.

Vietnam has been removed from the list of CDC. The name of this list has also been changed from “Other destinations with apparent community spread” to “Other Destinations with Risk of Community Spread”. Other destinations at risk of spreading in the community) – Screenshots
The CDC representative said that the agency is now planning to visit Vietnam in the second half of March 2020 to strengthen medical cooperation activities between the two countries and promote the establishment of CDC Regional Office in Vietnam. Male.
The US Department of Health and Human Services is also ready to consider providing additional support to Vietnam for disease prevention equipment.
Regarding regional cooperation, the US side wants to enhance the ASEAN-US exchange and cooperation activities on disease prevention. This will also be one of the topics of interest at the ASEAN-US Summit scheduled to take place on March 14 in Las Vegas, USA.
Recently, besides the government, many US businesses are also interested in promoting medical cooperation with Vietnam. According to the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC), among the delegation of more than 40 US businesses to Vietnam from March 3 to 6, there will be about 20 businesses specializing in health and pharmaceutical products to find and promote Cooperative Association on Health with Vietnam.

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