Headlines 03/04/2020 09:55 SA

COVID-19 is officially declared the national epidemic

Lê Trang

On April 1, 2020, the Prime Minister signs the Decision No. 447/QD-TTg regarding declaration of COVID-19 epidemic.

The Decision No. 447 clarifies the following information:

- Epidemic name: COVID-19 (acute respiratory infection disease sparked by a novel strain of coronavirus).

- Epidemic outbreak outset time: January 23, 2020 (the time when the first case of acute respiratory infection disease caused by a novel strain of coronavirus was reported)

-  Disease-hit areas and spreading scale: Nationwide (in the previous Decision No. 173/QD-TTg dated February 1, 2020, disease-hit areas and spreading scale are determined, including Khanh Hoa, Vinh Phuc and Thanh Hoa provinces).

- Causes: A novel strain of coronavirus.

- Level of danger: Class A communicable disease posing the risk of a global pandemic.

- Route of transmission: The disease is transmitted between people through respiratory droplets.

For more details, please read the Decision No. 447/QD-TTg in force from April 1, 2020.



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