IMF hails Viet Nam’s COVID-19 prevention efforts

Update: 16:35 | 13/01/2021
Viet Nam has shown that there is indeed an effective way to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, even in the absence of a vaccine that can allow an economy to recover, according to Helge Berger, Assistant Director of the Asia & Pacific Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
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IMF hails Viet Nam’s COVID-19 prevention efforts
Local restrictions and rapid testing and tracing are key measures of Viet Nam in fighting COVID-19. (Photo: Getty Images)

In a post in The Print, an Indian online newspaper, he described local restrictions and rapid testing and tracing as some of the key measures adopted in Viet Nam in response to the outbreak.

He stressed that Viet Nam’s experience in prevention can be replicated in low-income countries facing pressure in acquiring sufficient doses of vaccine.

Vaccines are, however, what will be needed to ensure all economies return to normal, he added.

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(Source: The Print)