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Vietnamese have highest trust in media’s COVID-19 coverage: survey

Thursday, May 21, 2020, 20:48 GMT+7
Vietnamese have highest trust in media’s COVID-19 coverage: survey
A young couple wears face masks at a shopping center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

American business magazine Forbes has published a list of countries where media coverage of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has the highest trust, on which Vietnam ranked first.

Forbes quoted the results of the survey conducted by YouGov, a British international Internet-based market research and data analytics firm, to see where trust in what media report about COVID-19 is the highest and lowest.

Multiple countries across the world were selected to be the subjects of the poll.

YouGov found that 89 percent of its Vietnamese respondents believe their country's COVID-19 coverage, followed by India with 67 percent and China with 62 percent.

In Germany, 54 percent of the people surveyed have faith in their media’s coronavirus coverage, along with 50 percent in Spain and 38 percent in Italy.

The figure is 42 percent in the U.S. and 31 percent in the UK.

France ranked last on the list of selected countries for the survey, as only 26 percent of the respondents are convinced by their country’s COVID-19 coverage.

 

The novel coronavirus, which first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, has infected over 5.1 million people and killed nearly 330,000 globally as of Thursday afternoon, according to Ministry of Health statistics.

Vietnam has announced 324 COVID-19 patients so far, with 266 having recovered.

No fatality in association with the disease has been reported in the country to date.

No new infections in the community have been documented in the Southeast Asian country in the past 35 days.

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