According to Dr. Nguyen Luong Tam, Deputy Director of the Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health, after detecting the first case of monkeypox in Ho Chi Minh City, the Ministry of Health decided to set up six inspection teams in six localities.
Amid the growing concerns over monkeypox, a Vietnamese woman who was Vietnam's first patient infected with the virus, has recovered from the disease. The 35-year old was being treated at Ho Chi Minh City-based Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
The Ministry of Health asked the Peoples’ Committee of provinces and cities to delegate the health departments and relevant units to impose strict inspections on arrivals at border gates to identify suspected cases of monkeypox.
Singaporean Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on May 9 that it has detected the first case of monkeypox, with the patient identified as a 38-year-old Nigerian who arrived in Singapore in late last month.