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Vietnam Red Cross: COVID-19 Response Weekly update #4 (29 April 2020)

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270 cases

0 deaths

221 recovered

At the meeting of Standing Government on Covid 19 prevention and control on 28 April, 2020, the leader of Government expressed his delight to see that Vietnam has reported no new community-transmitted cases for the past 12 consecutive days; about 60% of provinces and cities were not affected by epidemics; the infection ratio was controlled and Vietnam basically pushes back COVID-19 epidemic. All these good results thanks to the proper, timely, effective and lowcost prevention strategies and measures. However, the pandemic still pervasive spreading in many countries, it requires Vietnamese Government and people not be neglected, caught off guard and always ready for prevention and control at the highest level.

WEEK HIGHLIGHTS

VNRC at National Headquarter:

  • Strictly implementing the instructions of the Secretariat, the Government, the Prime Minister, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control and effectively implementing the Plan of disease prevention and control of the VNRC NHQ in new situation.

  • Launching the World Humanitarian Month and celebrating World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day (May 8), thereby organizing joint events to support the disadvantaged people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Deploying the sharing support activities with the National Societies having cooperative relationship with VNRC such as: supporting 30,000 USD for the IFRC's global urgent appeal; supporting 802,500 medical masks and some medical supplies for the Lao Red Cross, Cambodia Red Cross, India Red Cross and American Red Cross.

  • Collecting information, updating the pandemic situation in localities and providing supports for the Cities/Provincial Red Cross Chapters in the coming time.

City/Provincial Red Cross chapters:

26,000 medical disposal marks distributed

30,000 soap, handwashs, sanitizers.

160 dissemination points and events

5,000 people attended