As of August 11, as many as 15.7 million people downloaded Bluezone, in which Da Nang City, the nation’s current biggest COVID-19 hotspot, took the lead with 34.13% of smart phone users installing the app, followed by Ha Noi 23.83%, Quang Ninh Province 22.61%, Ho Chi Minh City 22.05% and Bac Ninh Province 17.84%.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has tasked border provinces to coordinate closely with border guard force in ensuring 'multi-layered' control of entry and exit to prevent Covid-19 importation.
Da Nang has decided to continue social distancing for another two weeks, limiting gatherings to two people and household shopping to once every three days.
The number of Bluezone app installs has increased sharply recently, reaching over 2 million as of 10pm on August 2, according to the Authority of Information Technology Application.
At an online meeting between the Government and localities on August 2, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc lauded HCMC’s decision to suspend some non-essential business activities, but observed that it is unnecessary to impose the social distancing rule in the city now.
On 24 July 2020, the National Steering Committee on Prevention and Control of COVID-19 issued Official Letter No. 3949/CV-BCD regarding enhancing assurance of COVID-19 epidemic prevention for experts entering Vietnam to work ("Official Letter No. 3949").
A pizza restaurant in Hanoi was locked down on Wednesday morning following suspicion that one of its workers has contracted Covid-19.
The Ministry of Transport announced all domestic passenger flights to and from Da Nang City shall be temporarily suspended for 15 days, starting from July 28.