Ha Noi starts shutting down all food and beverage establishments as well as hair salons and beauty parlors from 12:00 on May 25 so as to contain the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 which causes COVID-19.
The Ministry of Health recommends people to adhere to 5K (in Vietnamese) rules: Khau trang (facemask), Khu khuan (disinfection), Khoang cach (distance), Khong tu tap (no gathering) and Khai bao y te (health declaration) to safely coexist with the COVID-19 pandemic in ‘new normal’ state.
The Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Health, National Defense, Public Securities, and Transport will review the entire process and look for wrongdoing and failure by various agencies to seek approval for their entry as mandated, according to a statement released Tuesday by the Government Office.
Given the current Covid-19 situation in Vietnam and the country’s on-going efforts to cushion the spread of the disease, it is not yet necessary to impose nationwide social distancing, said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam at a press briefing today, May 11.
As of Wednesday morning, seven localities in Viet Nam have confirmed a total of 38 locally-transmitted cases since the first local infection was founded on April 27, ending the country’s ‘COVID-free’ status within over a month.