Vietnam named best COVID-19 fighter globally by Politico

14:26 | 25/05/2020

The US news website Politico has ranked Vietnam the best performer worldwide in the fight against COVID-19.

vietnam named best covid 19 fighter globally by politico
Vietnam named best COVID-19 fighter globally by Politico (Source: politico.com)

The ranking is based on the COVID-19 impacts on public health and economic outcomes.

Politico has mapped the performance of 30 leading countries by plotting their health and economic outcomes and grouping them based on whether they have instituted light, moderate or severe restrictions.

Vietnam is a frontrunner regarding both public health and economic outcomes.

Vietnam had recorded only approximately 300 cases out of a population of 95 million, without any deaths, Politico said.

The country’s economy is predicted to grow by 2.7 percent in 2020, making it the overall best COVID-19 performer globally, it added.

Vietnam has so far confirmed 325 COVID-19 infections, including 185 imported cases. With no new cases reported on May 25 morning, the nation remained clear of transmissions of the disease for 39 consecutive days.

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