Vietnam to consider downgrading COVID-19 to flu-like status

Minister of Health Dao Hong Lan has said that Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh would chair a meeting of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control this weekend to deliberate the downgrading of COVID-19 from its current placement in Class A infectious diseases down to Class B.

Vietnam classifies infections into three classes A, B, and C, mostly according to the severity. Group A includes highly dangerous infectious diseases that can spread rapidly, widely, and have a high death rate or the cause of the disease is not yet known. Class B includes dangerous infectious diseases that can be rapidly transmittable and fatal.

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