On Jan 23rd, 2020, a woman was back Vietnam from Wuhan and she was the first confirmed case of Coronavirus(COVID-19) in Vietnam. Up to now (Mar 17, 2020), there have been 61 cases of COVID-19 in Vietnam. This information makes both the Vietnamese and international tourists nervous and scared. The Vietnamese government did and is trying to fight against this dangerous disease. Certainly, both domestic and foreign travelers have questions about the status of COVID-19 and the safety for traveling now? Therefore, we hope this post can provide you with full information.
1. Cases: 61 (17-March-2020)
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Confirmed cases by province in Vietnam
You should not discover beautiful Vietnam at this time to protect yourself and the others.
Travelers in Vietnam are encouraged to take sensible precautions against COVID-19 during their trips.
The World Health Organization outlines these basic practices to keep yourself and your loved ones safe:
Any travellers experiencing symptoms of the virus — fever, cough and difficulty breathing — should immediately call Vietnam’s health hotline: +84 19003228.
Confirmed cases by country in the world (17-March-2020)
Total COVID-19 cases: 182406 Deaths: 7154 Recovered: 79433
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Its official name is COVID-19.
Coronaviruses are common in many species of animals, such as camels, cattle, cats, and bats. On occasion, strains mutate and spread from animals to humans.
At the end of December, Chinese authorities identified the outbreak of a new form of coronaviruses- COVID-19. According to experts, COVID-19 first jumped to people in a seafood market that sold live animals in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
The fast spread of a new coronavirus in China has prompted global alarm, with neighbouring states closing their borders, global airlines suspending flights and some governments barring entry to foreign nationals who have recently been to the Asian country.
The rapidly spreading virus, which is thought to have originated in the central city of Wuhan in late December and has since been detected in more than two dozen countries, has infected more than 44,600 people and killed at least 1,113 people in mainland China. One person in Hong Kong and another in the Philippines have also died from the virus, known as COVID-19.
For confirmed COVID-19 infections, reported illnesses have ranged from people with mild symptoms to people being severely ill and dying. Coronavirus Symptoms can include:
There is no currently any vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
You should follow 4 websites to update the exact and latest information:
Updates from WHO: https://www.who.int/
Updates from the Vietnamese Government: http://chinhphu.vn/portal/page/portal/English
Download app about COVID-19: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vnptit.innovation.ncovi
Updates Statistics on COVID-19: https://actopharma.com/en/2019-ncov-global-cases-corona-virus-update-online/
Updates from Vietnam Tourism: https://vietnam.travel/media-industry