The announcement of the Covid-19 pandemic made by the prime minister on April 1, 2020 is among the documents that have been abolished.
The collection of documents also encompasses a variety of other official materials, such as 20 decisions, 13 official dispatches, and four official telegrams issued by the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control. Additionally, it comprises eight directives and three decisions from the prime minister.
The initial instances of Covid-19 were officially documented towards the end of December 2019 in Wuhan, China. Vietnam, on the other hand, had its first confirmed case on January 23, 2020.
The unprecedented, complex, and unpredictable global pandemic was effectively addressed by the entire political system, including the Party, army, and people. They worked together to implement strict, coordinated, and timely measures for prevention and control of the virus.
Vietnam has successfully taken measures to prevent and effectively control the spread of Covid-19, leading to significant achievements in fighting the pandemic. These accomplishments have not only played a crucial role in creating favorable conditions for the country's socio-economic recovery and prosperity across various sectors but also highlight Vietnam's ability to combat infectious diseases. In an important milestone on October 20, 2023, Vietnam officially reclassified Covid-19 from group A to group B infectious disease. Previously, on January 29, 2020, the Ministry of Health had categorized Covid-19 as a Group A infectious disease, which includes highly dangerous infectious diseases that can rapidly spread on a large scale and have a high mortality rate or unclear causes. Group B encompasses infectious diseases that can spread quickly and result in fatalities.