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|2020 coronavirus pandemic in Vietnam|
Map of the pandemic in Vietnam:
(as of 2 April):
Confirmed cases reported
Suspected cases reported
|First outbreak||Wuhan, Hubei, China|
|Index case||Ho Chi Minh City|
|Arrival date||23 January 2020|
(2 months, 1 week and 4 days)
The country's response to the outbreak has received acclaim for its effectiveness and transparency, as well as its low-cost model, in contrast to China, the rest of Southeast Asia and even to Europe and North America and is compared to how South Korea has responded, despite economically more behind; though not without controversies.
On 23 January, Vietnam confirmed the first two cases of COVID-19, a Chinese man (#1) travelling from Wuhan to Hanoi to visit his son who lived in Vietnam, and his son (#2), who was believed to have contracted the disease from his father. They were hospitalised on 22 January at Chợ Rẫy Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City. On 24 January, Acting Minister of Health Vũ Đức Đam ordered the activation of the Emergency Epidemic Prevention Centre. On 29 January, the son fully recovered and was discharged. His father was discharged on 12 February.
A week later, three positive cases were confirmed by the Ministry of Health, involving Vietnamese nationals who had returned from Wuhan. Case No. 3 (25-yr-old female) was quarantined and cured in Thanh Hóa Province, while the other two cases (#4: 29-yr-old male; #5: 23-yr-old female) are hospitalised in Hanoi. Case No. 5 was discharged on 3 February, fully recovered and tested negative with the virus.
On 1 February, a 25-year-old woman (#6) was declared coronavirus-positive in Khánh Hòa Province. She has worked as a receptionist and had direct contact with the Chinese father and son (cases #1–2). This case was discharged from the hospital on 4 February. Noticeably, this case was the first domestic transmission in Vietnam, leading to an epidemic declaration signed by the Vietnamese Prime Minister and calls for border tightening, aviation permits revoked, and visa restriction.
On 2 February, a Vietnamese American (#7) got infected with coronavirus, due to two-hour layover in Wuhan airport during his trip from the US.
On 3–4 February, Vietnam announced their eighth and ninth case: a 29-year-old female (#8) and a 30-year-old male (#9). They belonged to the same training team with the previous confirmed cases of three (cases #3-through-5).
Later on 4 February, the 10th case was identified. A 42-year-old female met and greeted with the case No. 5 during Lunar New Year holiday. Mother (49-year-old, #11) and younger sister (16-year-old, #12) of the case No. 5 were also transmitted on 6 February.
On 7 February, Vietnam confirmed their 13th case, a 29-year-old worker, who is a member of the same training crew with 5 previously confirmed cases (case #3,4,5,8,9). Earlier of the same day, Vietnam declared to have successfully cultured and isolated the virus in the lab. This is one of the few countries able to do this, aside from Singapore, Australia, Japan and China.
On 9 February, a 55-year-old woman, a neighbour of case No. 5, tested positive; the 14th case.
On 10 February, three more cases: #4, #5 and #9 were declared to be recovered.
The 15th case was identified on 11 February, a 3-month-old grandchild of case No. 10.
On 13 February, father of case No. 5 was tested positive, making the number of cases in Vietnam 16.
On 25 February, the 16th was released from the hospital after being tested negative from the COVID-19, temporarily made Vietnam cleared from COVID-19 outbreak. However, quarantine measures continue to be imposed until further notice.
On 6 March night, Hanoi urgently announced a new case of coronavirus, the first one found in the capital of Vietnam. The patient, a 26-year-old woman, had been traveling across Europe during the outbreak. She had been exhibiting several symptoms, but didn't notify the authorities about her travel history or health conditions. The government has isolated roughly 200 people who had close contact, live on the same street, or were on the same flight as the patient. The incident also sparked a wave of stockpiling purchases across the city.
On 7 March afternoon, a 27-year-old Vietnamese was put into quarantine in Ninh Binh Province, after he was diagnosed with COVID-19, making this the 18th case. The patient had been in Daegu for several days. Just 2 hours later, the Vietnamese Ministry of Health confirmed 2 more cases, both related to the 17th case.
On 8 March, another case in Hanoi was announced, which was a 61-year-old man. Later this day, 9 more cases was announced, with 4 cases in Quảng Ninh, 2 cases in Lào Cai, 2 cases in Đà Nẵng and 1 case in Thừa Thiên - Huế. All of them were on the same flight with case #17.
On 10 March, a 24-year-old Vietnamese woman was announced positive with the virus and had close contact with case #17 while in London. After she acknowledged that case #17 was infected, she flew back to Vietnam in a private jet with quarantined cabin to seek healthcare in her home country. Later that day, another British man was found infected with the virus, who was on the same flight with case #17. Before the end of the day, the 34th case was identified, a 51-year-old businesswoman who had visited the United States, with a brief transit in Korea and Qatar during the trip.
On 11 March, Vietnam confirmed their 35th case of COVID-19, a 29-year-old woman who works in an electronics supermarket in Da Nang, and had physical contact with two infected British tourists. Within the same day, 3 more case were discovered, all are related to patient number 34.
On 12 March morning, Vietnamese Ministry of Health reported the 39th case of the country. This case is a 29-year-old tour guide in Hanoi, who had contact with patient number 24 during a trip to Ninh Binh. Evening of the same day, five more cases were announced, all are related to patient number 34.
On 14 March, 6 cases were announced. Aside from cases related to flight VN0054 and patient 34, there are 3 unrelated cases: A Vietnamese came back from Paris, a Vietnamese overseas student who has been travelling across Europe, and a Czech national.
On 16 March, a new case was reported in Vietnam, known as the 61st patient. The patient, a Muslim from the Cham minority, had participated in the Tablighi Jamaat in Sri Petaling mosque, Malaysia, where he got infected before returning to Vietnam and attended the Jamiul Muslimin Mosque in Ho Chi Minh City before returning home in Ninh Thuận. Due to the wide range of people he contacted, it raised the fear of the patient being a super spread patient. Eventually, the Vietnamese authorities decided to isolate and quarantine the whole province, as well as shut the mosque. Subsequently, a new-found case connected with the man were also discovered the following days. On 22 March, another case also related to the Islamic activities is a fellow Muslim who returned from Malaysia also attended in the same Sri Petaling mosque, before went back to Vietnam and still did Islamic praying five times a day in Jamiul Anwar mosque, despite being asked to quarantine at home.
On 22 March, Vietnam recorded over fourteen new patients, surpassing over 100 patients for the first time. Many returned from various countries, including Britain, Malaysia, and France; which are severely hit by the coronavirus.
On 26 March, 12 more cases were confirmed.
|City / Province||Number of cases||Discharged|
|Ho Chi Minh City||50||15|
|Thua Thien Hue||2||2|
|25 cities and provinces||233||75|
As of 3 April 2020, there were 6 new cases with 0 new recoveries, bringing the tally to 233 confirmed cases and 75 recovered cases with no confirmed deaths.
|Case||Date||Age||Gender||Nationality||Place of detection||Place of treatment||Been to Wuhan, Hubei||Been to Covid-19 countries (excluding China)||Status||Note||Source|
|1||23 January 2020||66||Male||China||Ho Chi Minh City||Cho Ray Hospital||Yes||No||Discharged|||
|2||28||Male||China||Yes||No||Discharged||Son of case 1|||
|3||30 January 2020||25||Female||Vietnam||Thanh Hoa||Thanh Hoa General Hospital||Yes||No||Discharged|||
|4||29||Male||Vietnam||Vinh Phuc||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases||Yes||No||Discharged|||
|5||23||Female||Vietnam||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||Yes||No||Discharged|||
|6||1 February 2020||25||Female||Vietnam||Khanh Hoa||Khanh Hoa Hospital of Tropical Diseases||No||No||Discharged||Related to cases 1 and 2|||
|7||2 February 2020||73||Male||United States||Ho Chi Minh City||Ho Chi Minh City Hospital of Tropical Diseases||Yes||No||Discharged||Stayed at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport before flying to Vietnam|||
|8||3 February 2020||29||Female||Vietnam||Vinh Phuc||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||Yes||No||Discharged|||
|9||4 February 2020||30||Male||Vietnam||Yes||No||Discharged|||
|10||42||Female||Vietnam||Binh Xuyen District Medical Centre||No||No||Discharged||Cousin of case 5|||
|11||6 February 2020||49||Female||Vietnam||No||No||Discharged||Mother of case 5|||
|12||16||Female||Vietnam||No||No||Discharged||Sister of case 5|||
|13||7 February 2020||29||Female||Vietnam||Tam Dao Health Centre||Yes||No||Discharged|||
|14||9 February 2020||55||Female||Vietnam||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||No||Discharged||Neighbor of case 5|||
|15||11 February 2020||3 months||Female||Vietnam||Vietnam National Children's Hospital||No||No||Discharged||Grandchildren of case 10|||
|16||13 February 2020||50||Male||Vietnam||Binh Xuyen District Medical Centre||No||No||Discharged||Father of case 5|||
|17||6 March 2020||26||Female||Vietnam||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||Discharged||Visited to United Kingdom, Italy and France. Related to flight VN54 cluster|||
|18||7 March 2020||27||Male||Vietnam||Ninh Binh||Ninh Binh General Hospital||No||Yes||Discharged||Worked in Daegu|||
|19||64||Female||Vietnam||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||No||In-patient||Aunt of case 17|||
|20||27||Male||Vietnam||No||No||Discharged||Driver of case 17|
|21||8 March 2020||61||Male||Vietnam||No||Yes||In-patient||Flight VN54 cluster|||
|22||60||Male||Great Britain||Da Nang||Da Nang Hospital||No||Yes||Discharged|
|24||67||Female||Ireland||Quang Ninh||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||Discharged|
|28||69||Male||Great Britain||Lao Cai||No||Yes||In-patient|
|30||66||Female||Great Britain||Thua Thien Hue||Hue Central Hospital (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||In-patient|
|31||9 March 2020||49||Male||Great Britain||Quang Nam||No||Yes||In-patient|||
|32||10 March 2020||24||Female||Vietnam||Ho Chi Minh City||Ho Chi Minh City Hospital of Tropical Diseases||No||Yes||Discharged||Friend and related to case 17 at London before flied to Vietnam|||
|33||58||Male||Great Britain||Quang Nam||Hue Central Hospital (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||Discharged||Flight VN54 cluster|||
|34||51||Female||Vietnam||Binh Thuan||Binh Thuan General Hospital||No||Yes||Discharged||Visited United States and Qatar|||
|35||11 March 2020||29||Female||Vietnam||Da Nang||Da Nang Hospital||No||No||Discharged||Related to cases 22 and 23 in Da Nang|||
|36||64||Female||Vietnam||Binh Thuan||Binh Thuan General Hospital||No||No||In-patient||Helper of case 34|
|37||37||Female||Vietnam||No||No||Discharged||Employee of case 34|
|38||28||Female||Vietnam||No||No||Discharged||Daughter-in-law of case 34|
|39||25||Male||Vietnam||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||No||Discharged||Tour guide for case 24|||
|40||12 March 2020||59||Male||Vietnam||Binh Thuan||Binh Thuan General Hospital||No||No||Discharged||Husband of case 34|||
|41||28||Male||Vietnam||No||No||Discharged||Son of case 34|
|42||2||Female||Vietnam||No||No||Discharged||Granddaughter of case 34|
|43||47||Female||Vietnam||No||No||Discharged||Close contact with case 38|
|44||13||Male||Vietnam||No||No||In-patient||Son of case 37|
|45||13 March 2020||25||Male||Vietnam||Ho Chi Minh City||Cu Chi Field Hospital||No||No||Discharged||Close contact with case 34|||
|46||30||Female||Vietnam||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||Discharged||Flight attendant on flight VN54|
|47||43||Female||Vietnam||No||No||Discharged||Helper of case 17|
|48||14 March 2020||31||Male||Vietnam||Ho Chi Minh City||Cu Chi Field Hospital||No||No||Discharged||Close contact with case 34|
|49||71||Male||Great Britain||Thua Thien Hue||Hue Central Hospital (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||Discharged||Husband of case 30, related to flight VN54 cluster|
|50||24||Female||Vietnam||Quang Ninh||2nd Field Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient|
|51||50||Male||Vietnam||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||Discharged|
|53||53||Male||Czech Republic||Ho Chi Minh City||Cu Chi Field Hospital||No||Yes||Discharged|
|54||15 March 2020||33||Male||Latvia||Can Gio District Medical Centre||No||Yes||Discharged|||
|55||35||Male||Germany||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||Discharged|
|57||66||Male||Great Britain||Quang Nam||Quang Nam General Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient||Same flight as case 46|
|58||16 March 2020||26||Female||Vietnam||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||Discharged|
|59||30||Female||Vietnam||No||Yes||Discharged||Flight attendant on flight VN54|
|61||42||Male||Vietnam||Ninh Thuan||Ninh Thuan General Hospital||No||Yes||Discharged|
|62||17 March 2020||18||Male||Vietnam||Quang Ninh||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||Discharged|
|64||36||Female||Vietnam||Ho Chi Minh City||Cu Chi Field Hospital||No||Yes||Discharged|
|65||28||Female||Vietnam||No||No||Discharged||Colleague of case 45 and 48|
|67||18 March 2020||36||Male||Vietnam||Ninh Thuan||Ninh Thuan General Hospital||No||Yes||Discharged||Same flight as case 61|
|68||41||Male||United States||Da Nang||199 Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient|
|69||30||Male||Germany||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||Discharged|
|72||25||Female||France||No||Yes||In-patient||Girlfriend of case 60|
|73||11||Male||Vietnam||Hai Duong||Thanh Mien District Medical Centre||No||Yes||Discharged||Same flight as case 46 and 59|
|74||23||Male||Vietnam||Bac Ninh||Bac Ninh General Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient|
|75||40||Female||Vietnam||Ho Chi Minh City||Cu Chi Field Hospital||No||Yes||Discharged|
|76||52||Male||France||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||Discharged|
|77||19 March 2020||25||Female||Vietnam||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||Discharged|
|79||48||Female||Vietnam||Ho Chi Minh City||Cu Chi Field Hospital||No||Yes||Discharged|
|80||18||Male||Vietnam||No||Yes||In-patient||Son of case 79|
|84||21||Male||Vietnam||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||In-patient|
|86||20 March 2020||54||Female||Vietnam||No||No||In-patient||Bach Mai Hospital nurses|
|89||22||Female||Vietnam||Ho Chi Minh City||Cu Chi Field Hospital||No||Yes||Discharged|
|91||43||Male||Great Britain||Ho Chi Minh City Hospital of Tropical Diseases||No||Yes||In-patient||Pilot of Vietnam Airlines, related to Bar Buddha cluster|
|92||21 March 2020||21||Male||Vietnam||Cu Chi Field Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient|
|93||20||Male||Vietnam||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||Discharged|
|95||22 March 2020||20||Male||Vietnam||Ho Chi Minh City||Cu Chi Field Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient|
|96||21||Female||Vietnam||Ho Chi Minh City Hospital of Tropical Diseases||No||Yes||In-patient|
|97||34||Male||Great Britain||No||Yes||In-patient||Related to Bar Buddha cluster|
|99||29||Male||Vietnam||Can Gio District Medical Centre||No||Yes||Discharged|
|101||26||Female||Vietnam||Dong Thap||Sa Dec General Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient||Passengers on flight VN50|
|105||35||Female||Vietnam||Tra Vinh||Tra Vinh Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient|
|107||25||Female||Vietnam||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||No||Discharged||Daughter of case 86|
|114||23 March 2020||19||Male||Vietnam||No||Yes||In-patient|
|115||44||Female||Vietnam||No||Yes||In-patient||Daughter of case 94|
|116||29||Male||Vietnam||No||No||In-patient||Doctor who infected from his patients|
|117||30||Male||Vietnam||Tay Ninh||Tay Ninh General Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient||Visited Cambodia|
|119||29||Male||United States||Ho Chi Minh City||FV Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient|
|120||27||Male||Canada||Cu Chi Field Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient||Close contact with case 91|
|121||58||Male||Vietnam||Can Gio District Medical Centre||No||Yes||Discharged|
|122||24||Female||Vietnam||Da Nang||Da Nang Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient||Worked as a bartender in Bangkok, Thailand|
|123||17||Female||Vietnam||Ben Tre||Binh Dai District Medical Centre||No||Yes||In-patient|
|124||24 March 2020||52||Male||Brazil||Ho Chi Minh City||Cu Chi Field Hospital||No||No||In-patient||Related to Bar Buddha cluster|||
|125-126||22-28||1 male, 1 female||South Africa||Can Gio District Medical Centre||No||No||2 In-patient|
|127||23||Male||Vietnam||Cu Chi Field Hospital||No||No||In-patient|
|128-132||20-30||4 males, 1 female||Vietnam||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||1 In-patient, 4 Discharged|
|133||66||Female||Vietnam||Lai Chau||Lai Chau General Hospital||No||No||In-patient||Infected from Bach Mai Hospital|
|134||10||Male||Vietnam||Thanh Hoa||Bim Son General Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient|
|135||25 March 2020||27||Female||Vietnam||Da Nang||Da Nang Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient|
|136-140||21-36||3 males, 2 females||Vietnam||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||3 In-patient, 2 Discharged|
|141||29||Male||Vietnam||No||No||In-patient||Doctor infected by his patients|
|142||26 March 2020||26||Male||Vietnam||Ho Chi Minh City||Can Gio District Medical Centre||No||Yes||In-patient|
|143||58||Female||South Africa||Cu Chi Field Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient|
|144||22||Male||Vietnam||Tra Vinh||Tra Vinh Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient|
|145||34||Male||Vietnam||Can Tho||Can Tho Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient|
|146||17||Female||Vietnam||Ha Tinh||Cau Treo General Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient|
|147||19||Male||Vietnam||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||In-patient|
|149||40||Male||Vietnam||Quang Ninh||2nd Field Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient|
|150||55||Male||Vietnam||Ho Chi Minh City||Can Gio District Medical Centre||No||Yes||In-patient|
|151||45||Female||Brazil||Cu Chi Field Hospital||No||No||In-patient||Close contact with case 124|
|152||27||Female||Vietnam||Can Gio District Medical Centre||No||No||In-patient||Sister of case 127|
|153||60||Female||Vietnam||Cu Chi Field Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient|
|154||27 March 2020||23||Female||Vietnam||Can Tho||Can Tho Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient|
|155-156||21||1 male, 1 female||Vietnam||Bac Lieu||Bac Lieu General Hospital||No||Yes||2 In-patient|
|157||31||Female||Great Britain||Ho Chi Minh City||Cu Chi Field Hospital||No||No||In-patient||Related to Bar Buddha cluster|
|158-159||33-45||2 males||Brazil||Ho Chi Minh City Hospital of Tropical Diseases||No||No||2 In-patient|
|160||30||Female||Vietnam||Can Gio District Medical Centre||No||Yes||In-patient|
|161||88||Female||Vietnam||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||No||In-patient||Infected from Bach Mai Hospital|
|162||63||Female||Vietnam||No||No||In-patient||Daughter-in-law of case 161|
|163||43||Female||Vietnam||Duc Giang Hospital||No||No||In-patient||Grand daughter of case 161|
|164-166||28 March 2020||23-58||2 males, 1 female||Vietnam||Ninh Binh||Ninh Binh General Hospital||No||Yes||3 In-patient|
|167||20||Female||Denmark||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||In-patient|
|168-169||49||2 females||Vietnam||No||No||2 In-patient||Working at Bach Mai Hospital|
|170||27||Male||Vietnam||Ninh Binh||Kim Son District General Hospital||No||No||In-patient||Related to Bach Mai Hospital cluster|
|171||19||Female||Vietnam||Ho Chi Minh City||No||Yes||In-patient|
|172||Female||Vietnam||Hanoi||No||No||In-patient||Daughter-in-law of case 133|
|174||Female||Vietnam||No||No||In-patient||Working at Bach Mai Hospital|
|175-177||29 March 2020||38-57||1 male, 2 females||Vietnam||Hanoi||No||No||3 In-patient|
|178||44||Female||Vietnam||Thai Nguyen||Dai Tu District General Hospital||No||No||In-patient|
|179||62||Male||Vietnam||Thanh Hoa||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||Discharged|
|180-182||19-33||1 male, 2 females||Vietnam||Ninh Binh||Ninh Binh General Hospital||No||Yes||3 In-patient|
|183||43||Female||Vietnam||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||No||In-patient||Close contact with case 148|
|184||42||Female||Vietnam||No||No||In-patient||Working at Bach Mai Hospital|
|185||38||Male||Vietnam||No||No||In-patient||Infected from Bach Mai Hospital|
|186||52||Female||France||No||Yes||In-patient||Wife of case 76|
|188||44||Female||Vietnam||No||No||In-patient||Working at Bach Mai Hospital|
|189-196||30 March 2020||21-49||8 females||Vietnam||No||No||8 In-patient|
|197||41||Male||Vietnam||No||No||In-patient||Infected from Bach Mai Hospital|
|198-202||23-61||5 females||Vietnam||No||No||4 In-patient, 1 Discharged||Working at Bach Mai Hospital|
|203||35||Female||Vietnam||Ho Chi Minh City||No||Yes||In-patient|
|204||31 March 2020||10||Male||Vietnam||Can Gio District Medical Centre||No||Yes||In-patient|
|205||41||Male||Vietnam||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||No||In-patient||Working at Bach Mai Hospital|
|206||48||Male||Vietnam||Ho Chi Minh City||Cu Chi Field Hospital||No||No||In-patient||Driver of cases 124 and 151|
|207||49||Male||Brazil||No||No||In-patient||Husband of case 151 and colleague of case 124|
|208||1 April 2020||38||Female||Vietnam||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||No||In-patient||Working at Bach Mai Hospital|
|209||55||Female||Vietnam||No||No||In-patient||Related to case 163|
|210||26||Female||Vietnam||Ha Tinh||Cau Treo General Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient|
|211||23||Female||Vietnam||Ninh Binh||Ninh Binh General Hospital||No||Yes||In-patient|
|212||35||Female||Vietnam||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||In-patient|
|213||40||Female||Vietnam||No||No||In-patient||Related to Bach Mai Hospital cluster|
|214-215||31-45||1 male, 1 female||Vietnam||No||No||2 In-patient||Working at Bach Mai Hospital|
|216-218||25-48||3 females||Vietnam||No||Yes||3 In-patient|
|219||2 April 2020||59||Female||Vietnam||No||No||In-patient||Related to case 133 and infected from Bach Mai Hospital|
|220-222||20-28||1 male, 2 females||Vietnam||No||Yes||3 In-patient|
|223||29||Female||Vietnam||No||No||In-patient||Working at Bach Mai Hospital|
|224||39||Male||Brazil||Ho Chi Minh City||Cu Chi Field Hospital||No||No||In-patient||Related to case 158|
|225-226||22-35||2 males||Vietnam||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||2 In-patient|
|227||31||Male||Vietnam||No||No||In-patient||Son of case 209|
|228-230||3 April 2020||28-30||1 male, 2 females||Vietnam||Ninh Binh||Ninh Binh General Hospital||No||Yes||3 In-patient|
|231||57||Female||Vietnam||Ha Nam||Ha Nam General Hospital||No||No||In-patient||Working at Bach Mai Hospital|
|232-233||24-67||1 male, 1 female||Vietnam||Hanoi||Hanoi National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (2nd Branch)||No||Yes||2 In-patient|
The rising number of patients had caused serious concerns. Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc ordered measures to prevent and counter the spread of the disease into Vietnam, as well as to warn Vietnamese citizens to avoid visiting areas with outbreaks. Deputy minister Đỗ Xuân Tuyên said that Vietnam is considering closing the border with China as a necessary countermeasure. Saigon Tourist announced that it cancelled all tours to or with transit in Wuhan. On 24 January, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam ordered the cancellation of all flights from and to Wuhan.
In February 2020, Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training suspended all school activities across the country until the end of March as part of quarantine measures against the spreading of the virus, and later extended this till the middle of April until further notice. Aggressive measures were also taken to combat possible outbreaks, from 14 days quarantine to restriction of outdoor activities (some sources believe it was more than 20 to 40 days under quarantine), the Vietnam People's Armed Forces also takes part on patrolling and controlling measures.
Rumours also spread that Chinese nationals fled to Vietnam from Guangxi from a video, which triggered public reactions that Chinese nationals might be escaping from the coronavirus outbreak. It was later denied by the Vietnamese and Chinese governments as misleading. The Agence France-Presse also condemned the footage as fake.
Stores across Vietnam were quickly sold out of surgical masks and hand sanitisers after the initial cases of coronavirus were reported. This followed a similar trend in many other Asian countries due to the outbreak. Interim Health Minister Vũ Đức Đam urged the public to remain calm during the outbreak, and to avoid excessive emergency shopping. Vietnamese authorities also arrested people using the outbreak to profiteer.
Like most of the world's economy, Vietnam was hit hard by the outbreak, due to the slowdown of private and national industries, the downturn of stock exchanges and the lower number of incoming tourists, though Vietnam is expected to be harmed less than China.
The outbreak also forced 2020 V.League 1 to be delayed to 7 March until further announcement, which affected the preparation of Vietnam national football team for the upcoming 2022 World Cup qualification. It also caused the Vietnamese Grand Prix of the 2020 Formula One World Championship to be postponed until further notice.  
Vietnam has prepared for the epidemic as early as the very first case in China emerged, around mid-December 2019. Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam stated that the Government Office, Army forces and Minister of Health have worked out various plans in case the number of affected cases burst out. The Deputy Prime Minister added that the country "has won the first round" in the fight against the virus with 16 confirmed cases, 16 recoveries, and 0 death.
Vietnamese response has gathered praises from several figures, comparing it to the fast Vietnamese response back in 2003 when the SARS outbreak occurred when Vietnam became the first country to be cleared of SARS. United States Ambassador to Vietnam, Daniel Kritenbrink, had praised Vietnam for its fast measures against the outbreak. US delegation also praised Vietnam for its quarantine efforts, and have cooperated with the Vietnamese Embassy in the United States.
However, Vietnam also received criticism for its response. President of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, Nguyễn Thành Phong, admitted the lack of facilities and said that if the city has to take over 1.000 patients, it will go past its 'red limit'. Overseas Vietnamese accused the government of its passive reactions and censorship.
Asia Times reported that "A number of Vietnamese hotels and guesthouses have reportedly hung signs on their doors saying that Chinese guests are not welcome, while many Vietnamese have gone online to demand the closure of all border crossings with China." Signs suggesting that Chinese customers are not accepted were seen in front of a shop in Phu Quoc and a restaurant in Da Nang.
Islamophobia was also reported due to the increasing number of the infects coming from the Vietnamese Muslim community returning from Malaysia following their attendance to the Tablighi Jamaat festival in Sri Petaling mosque, and two to three patients did not obey the self-quarantine law in Vietnam but still attend Islamic events in Ho Chi Minh City, leading to fury and demand to imprison the Muslim population, even among Vietnamese celebrities.
Vietnam's National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health commissioned artists to release the song "Ghen Cô Vy" ("Jealous Coronavirus") which recommended correct handwashing technique and was a remake of 2017 song "Ghen" (Jealous), has gone viral amidst the coronavirus outbreak, first earned praises from John Oliver in his talk show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and became increasingly popular among public and frequently duplicated by netizens, with UNICEF recommended the video to fight back the fear of coronavirus.