HANOI, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, with its total confirmed cases standing at 1,069 with 35 deaths from the disease so far, according to the Ministry of Health.
As many as 991 patients in the country have recovered as of Thursday, while nearly 20,600 people are being quarantined and monitored in the country, the ministry said.
Vietnam has gone through 22 straight days without any COVID-19 cases in the community, according to the ministry.
The country has basically contained its outbreaks. However, there are still risks of disease transmission in big cities with dense population if people are complacent in COVID-19 prevention and control, Vietnam News Agency cited the health ministry as reporting on Thursday.
At the regular meeting on COVID-19 prevention and control on Thursday, the ministry suggested people continue to implement measures including wearing face masks, conducting disinfection and maintaining a safe distance, while requesting relevant authorities to continue to strictly control entry and exit, as well as conduct quarantine in accordance with the guidelines of the health sector, the news agency reported.