The Law on Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases stipulates that the Prime Minister declares a disease an epidemic at the request of the Minister of Health for Group A infectious diseases when it spreads from one province to another and seriously affects lives and people's health. … [Read more...] about Vietnam PM declares Covid-19 a national epidemic
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Supermarkets (except for those with entertainment services or on-site dining); trade centres (including supermarkets as above, hospitals); traditional markets (including stalls selling food, fruit and vegetables, dried food); convenience stores, mini supermarkets (except for those with on-site catering); grocery stores. Tourist accommodation; agricultural, food, medicine supply chains; healthcare services. Postal services; banking services, electronic payment companies; television and telecommunications services; security services. Petrol stations, funeral services, cemeteries, cremation; detoxification establishments, social protection establishments. People are still required to wear masks and keep a distance of at least two metres when visiting these places and follow other instructions by the Ministry of Health on hygiene and disinfection. … [Read more...] about Which businesses will remain open during national social distancing?
Three of the new infections are linked to the Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi that has become a major hotspot of the novel coronavirus and other three are citizens returning from abroad. All three were quarantined upon arrival. … [Read more...] about Six new Covid-19 cases take national tally to 218
Hanoi (VNA) - The Department of Immigration is shutting offices for the foreseeable future, but foreigners needing visa renewals should not be overly concerned. As the nation ‘stays at home’ to avoid the spread of COVID-19, the department office will close from April 2 until further notice, according to a source from the department. However, if a visa belonging to any foreigner staying in Vietnam right now expires while their offices are closed, the holder will not be penalised. Instead, visas can be renewed when the office reopens. No date for the reopening has been confirmed as it depends on the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the source said./. … [Read more...] about Foreigners not penalised for overstaying during national social distancing
The decision will see the COVID-19 classified as an infectious disease on a global scale that is caused by a the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, more commonly known as SARS-COV-2. This virus has the ability to be transmitted from human to human and attacks the respiratory system of those it infects. … [Read more...] about Vietnam officially declares COVID-19 a national epidemic