| Kompas runs a series of articles highlighting Vietnam's effective response measures to COVID-19. (Photo: screenshot)
The Kompas newspaper on Sunday highlighted how Vietnam has overcome the coronavirus resurgence, a continuation of its series of articles on Vietnam’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. It attributed Vietnam’s success to the government’s rapid, precise response measures and the support of the Vietnamese population, according to British research firm YouGov.
Kompas acknowledged Vietnam’s economic growth while the pandemic takes a heavy toll on the global economy. Indonesia suffered negative growth of 5.23% in the second quarter of this year while Vietnam still enjoyed a positive growth of 0.36%.
The articles quoted Yudhistira Adhinegara, economist at the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF), as saying that Vietnam’s swift, effective response and social welfare has won the public's unanimity in following the government’s guidelines. Vietnam’s control of the coronavirus pandemic while keeping its economy afloat is a model for Indonesia, Kompas said.
Vietnam’s fight against the pandemic’s second wave was also featured in a documentary aired on Indonesia’s ANTV last week. It gave audiences answers on how Vietnam, a country bordering China, got the pandemic under control, suggesting that Indonesia should follow suit of massive COVID-19 testing which, the ANTV believed, was part of the success.
|Vietnam's COVID-19 countermeasures are documented by online newspaper Indogo. (Photo: screenshot)
Vietnam’s defeat of the COVID-19 pandemic was trending on a number of Indonesia’s online newspapers, including Tempo.com, IDN Times, Indogo, and Indoonline.