PM reveals secret of Vietnam's coronavirus success

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has shed light on the country's successful handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

In an interview with NHK and other overseas media in the capital city of Hanoi on Thursday, Phuc said the government's strict response had helped contain the virus.

The number of coronavirus infections in Vietnam has remained at 324. No deaths from the virus have been reported so far.

Businesses and schools have been gradually reopening since the middle of last month.

The prime minister noted the dangers of COVID-19, and said that no vaccine has yet been developed.
He added that it is important to have strict measures to protect people's health and prevent transmission in the community.

Vietnam was quick to ban entry by foreign nationals, implement strict quarantine rules and limit economic activity.

Phuc said he hoped the country could now attract overseas investment and inbound tourism to rebuild its economy.

He stressed that overseas investors and tourists will only return if Vietnam successfully brings the pandemic under control.