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How do your countries prevent the COVID-19 pandemic?
I'm from Vietnam, and I am proud to say that my country has basically prevented the spread of the coronavirus. Since there were the first people who arrived in Vietnam infected with the virus (in the beginning of February, I suppose), VN has taken drastic measures to prevent it from breaking out such as propagating about the virus, closing schools, quarantining people coming to VN from other countries, etc. At first, like everyone else, we were frightened (and a bit panicked) when most news on TV are about the virus, its worldwide consequences and ways to protect ourselves and others from it. As a result, we acknowledge that preventing its spread is crucial and necessary. Moreover, doctors have found the cure to the disease early enough to push back the virus before things got worse. I guess these are the reasons why Vietnam only has only claimed nearly three hundred people infected with COVID-19 and no deaths caused by the virus. Now VN is basically safe – schools and most businesses are open again while health safety regulations are maintained – and I feel very lucky to live in VN during this harsh time. I really appreciate the government, doctors and all those who are working hard to fight against the world’s invisible enemy.
What about your countries? What was done to keep control of this global pandemic?

P/S: Can you please correct this for me too? Thanks a bunch!
 

May 9, 2020 8:28 AM
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Hi HVKH,
I'm from Italy, but I was studying in Morocco when the pandemic broke out in my country.
Personally, I didn't experience the first weeks of the "panic atmosphere" here because I was away. However, me and my friends, as almost everyone here, would have never predicted such a disaster. As soon as I landed in Bergamo, my friends texted me that the government was going to put under lockdown the whole country. Basically, this is what happened. Even If we were the first in Europe to follow a mandatory quarantine, it was too late. Despite the Italian sanitary system, which is brilliant, all of a sudden we remained without bed places for sick people, and that's what caused such a frightening situation. Although what happened, I'm proud of my government that, even If it acted quite slowly, took the best decision for our country. This is basically my opinion.
By the way, I hope u r safe!
May 9, 2020
I am from the USA but have found myself in Vietnam during this time. I arrived in February and have been doing my best to stay in one place. Vietnam has handled the pandemic wonderfully! The virus has always been taken seriously and I feel very safe here. Unfortunately, I can't say the same about the USA. I definitely worry for my family and friends as businesses are reopening but cases are still increasing. Interesting post! I made some edits for you. Hope it helps!


How has your country handled the Covid-19 pandemic? 
 
 
I'm from Vietnam, and I am proud to say that my country has prevented the spread of the coronavirus. Since the first people who were infected with the virus arrived, VN has taken drastic measures to prevent the spread of the virus such as closing schools, quarantining new arrivals, etc. At first, like everyone else, we were frightened (and a bit panicked) when most of the news was about the virus and its worldwide consequences. We were also concerned with how to protect ourselves and others. As a result, we acknowledged that preventing the spread was crucial and necessary. Moreover, doctors have found a cure to the disease early enough to prevent the virus from getting worse. I guess these are a few reasons why Vietnam has only had nearly three hundred cases of Covid-19 and no deaths. Now, VN is basically safe- schools and most businesses are open again while health and safety regulations are maintained- and I feel very lucky to live in VN during this harsh time. I really appreciate the government, doctors, and all who are working hard to fight against the world’s invisible enemy. 
What about your country? What was done to control this global pandemic? 


May 9, 2020
HVKH
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