Vietnam ended Social Isolation: Coronavirus Updates|

  • As of April 23, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health confirmed a total of
    268 cases of COVID-19 with no new cases reported in the past week. In addition, 223 of the affected patients have recovered and discharged
    from hospitals.
  • The Ministry of Transport has allowed the increase in the frequency of domestic flights on the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City route as well as the
    reopening of other domestic routes….
  • Vietnam ended the social isolation guidelines at the end of April 22 though restrictions will continue in some high-risk areas. While the
    social isolation guidelines in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have also been
    lifted, some restrictions continue to remain for restaurants, bars, clubs, barbershops, taxis, and other public transport. Details … are expected soon.
  • Vietnam has stated that it will organize flights to bring Vietnamese
    citizens from Canada, France, …
  • Vietnam’s COVID-19 test kits have passed European standards and have been granted the CE marking and Certificate of Free Sale (CFS), allowing the test kits to be sold in the European Economic Area, including the UK.
  • Vietnam’s Prime Minister has stated that the social distance guidelines will be eased in a gradual phased manner with adequate controls in place to deal with the epidemic.
  • Ho Chi Minh City authorities have asked the central government to classify the city ‘at risk’, a level lower …
  • Vietnam donated US$100,000 worth of face masks and medical equipmentto Japan as well as 200,000 facemasks to the US to assist these countries in the fight against COVID-19.
  • Vietnam extended the social isolation measures at least until April
    22 for high-risk localities, which include Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, …
  • Social distancing measures will be loosened in other areas of the
    country allowing some industries and businesses to resume operations
    from April 16. Nevertheless, all localities must still enforce regulations on wearing face masks, avoiding mass gatherings, keeping a
    two-meter distance in social interactions, and observing strict hygiene
  • Vietnam has divided all localities as ‘high-risk, ‘at-risk’ and ‘low-risk’ to deal with measures related to the pandemic.

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