Combating the COVID-19 Epidemic: Experiences from Vietnam

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Apr 30;17(9):3125. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17093125.


The COVID-19 pandemic is spreading fast globally. Vietnam's strict containment measures have significantly reduced the spread of the epidemic in the country. This was achieved through the use of emergency control measures in the epidemic areas and integration of resources from multiple sectors including health, mass media, transportation, education, public affairs, and defense. This paper reviews and shares specific measures for successful prevention and control of COVID-19 in Vietnam, which could provide useful learning for other countries.

Keywords: COVID-19; epidemic; pandemic; prevention and control measures; public health.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Coronavirus Infections / prevention & control*
  • Epidemics / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Pandemics / prevention & control*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / prevention & control*
  • Vietnam / epidemiology