The Star TV channel run by the Russian Ministry of Defence has lauded Vietnam’s outcomes in curbing the spread of COVID-19.
An overview image of the talk show on The Star (Photo: screen snapshot)
A high-rating talk show titled “Open Talk” aired on the channel on April 22 ran a number of short video clips featuring Vietnam’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic for nearly 15 minutes late in the programme.
During the show, the hosts and guests expressed their admiration and surprise at Vietnam’s achievements in the fight against COVID-19.
The show also interviewed a Russian national in Hanoi. He said he had seriously followed Hanoi’s social distancing order and was staying at home apart from going out for essential services. If he has to go out, he always wears a face mask, just like all other bus passengers in Hanoi.
The ten guests of the show, including renowned journalists, film producers and military experts, showed an interest in how a developing nation has been able to control the pandemic so well and become one of the least-affected countries in the world.
They also expressed their admiration for the low number of COVID-19 cases in Vietnam out of its 96 million people.
Likewise, the news website Rusvesna (Russia Spring) on April 19 published an article titled “Vietnam’s miracle - how a brave nation defeats terrible pandemic".
The article affirmed that Vietnam was one of the world's most successful examples in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
To date, Vietnam has recorded a total of 268 COVID-19 cases with 224 patients making a full recovery, accounting for 84 percent. Since the first case was confirmed in the country three months ago, no deaths from the disease have been recorded.
There have been no new COVID-19 cases detected in Vietnam for the past eight days.