|Da Nang hospital (Photo: VNA)|
The hospital was the site of a
cluster of COVID-19 cases when a new outbreak hit Da Nang City in late July.
In a letter sent to the Vietnamese community in Italy, the Italy – Vietnam assistance association praised Vietnam’s efforts in controlling the pandemic.
It noted that at the initial outbreak of COVID-19, Vietnam recorded only 415 cases of COVID-19 and no deaths. This success was attributable to the Government's appropriate and timely preventive measures and communication work.
However, after almost 100 days without any locally-transmitted cases, a new wave of COVID-19 began on July 25 from the central tourist city of Da Nang, it noted.
The association decided to launch a fund-raising programme to support Da Nang hospital to overcome the challenging time./.