The HCMC government has asked its citizens to wear face masks in public places in light of the complicated Covid-19 situation and urged all departments and local authorities to be watchful and ensure people appropriately follow Covid-19 infection prevention and control measures.
Preliminary epidemiological investigation showed that four out of five Covid-19 cases confirmed over the past weekend are linked to three hospitals in the central city of Da Nang.
From today Da Nang has social distancing requirements in place, which means non-essential services are shut down, people should only leave home for emergencies, buying food or medicines or going to factories, production facilities and businesses related to "essential" goods and services.
By Thursday night the Da Nang Center for Disease Control and Prevention took samples from more than 100 people thought to have been in contact with the man in the past days, including his family members, and all of them tested negative.
In a proposal to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Tuesday, the ministry suggested resuming flights to Guangzhou, Seoul, Tokyo, Taiwan, Vientiane and Phnom Penh, with the frequency of one trip per week from each side.
The experts entered on a special Vietnam Airlines flight from Incheon International Airport with certificates issued by South Korean authorities, accepted by the Vietnamese government, saying they are coronavirus-negative, Haiphong authorities said. They have since been housed in hotels. The flight was the fifth bringing LG engineers to the company’s plant in Haiphong since the pandemic struck.
PM Phuc stressed that the demand for entry into Viet Nam of overseas Vietnamese people, foreign investors, experts, and students have remains high, thus the Government will try to satisfy the demand according to order of priority and domestic quarantine capacity.
The change is expected to facilitate the implementation of new agreements that Việt Nam has signed such as the EU-Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Việt Nam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA), said Colonel Trần Văn Dự, deputy head of the Immigration Department under Ministry of Public Security.