Vietnam confirmed nine new patients of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Thursday while reporting a total of 12 more recovered cases, including a British boy, according to the Ministry of Health.
The country has thus recorded 227 cases, including 183 Vietnamese and 44 foreigners.
Seventy-five patients have fully recovered and been discharged from the hospital.
No death related to the disease has been reported so far.
Among them, a UK citizen, 11, was released from a medical center in Thanh Mien District, Hai Duong Province, located in northern Vietnam, the central government said on its verified Facebook account on Thursday afternoon.
The boy started his treatment in the infectious disease ward of the medical center on March 15 and tested negative for the virus twice, on March 24 and 28.
His health is stable and he will be isolated at another facility for 14 more days, as per the ministry’s regulations.
Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are considered the epicenters of the country.
The capital has successfully treated 38 of its 99 cases while 15 of the 50 patients have recovered in the southern city.
The Ministry of Health advises people not to leave their home except for essential trips for food, medicine or emergency care.
Everyone should wear a face mask when outdoors and keep a minimum distance of two meters in social interaction.
Citizens are recommended to wash hands frequently with soap or antiseptic solutions, regularly clean houses and keep the doors and windows open, and disinfect surfaces.
All should declare their health status at https://tokhaiyte.vn or on NCOVI apps for smartphones.
Vietnam began nationwide social distancing on Wednesday, which will last until the end of April 15.
The country is doing its best to keep the number of patients under 1,000 for as long as it can.