A doctor gives medical check-up for a Covid-19 patient who is now cured. (Photo: TTO)

The decision was made during a teleconference between the Vietnamese Embassy in the US and the US Department of State, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the CDC.

During the teleconference, CDC representatives, together with the Office of the Global Issues and the Office of Asia - Pacific of the HHS appreciated the efforts of the Vietnamese Government in fighting Covid-19, saying the fight had gained positive results, with the monitoring, quarantine and treatment having been carried out comprehensively in the country.

The CDC said it plans to visit Vietnam in the second half of March to increase healthcare cooperation activities between the two countries and accelerate the establishment of a CDC office in Vietnam.

The HHS also affirmed it is willing to consider helping Vietnam with more equipment for combating the epidemic.

Over the past time, apart from authorities, many US firms have also shown their interest in promoting healthcare cooperation with Vietnam. Statistics from the US-ASEAN Business Council showed that among a delegation of more than 40 US enterprises to visit Vietnam from March 3rd-6th, about 20 specialise in healthcare and pharmaceutical products./.

Compiled by BTA