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15-day social distancing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

15-day social distancing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
As of March 31, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health confirmed a total of 204 cases of COVID-19. However, 55 of the affected patients have recovered and especially no death.

On March 31, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc announced a 15-day nationwide lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and implementation of social distancing from 0h April, 01st, 2020.

Vietnam on March 30 declared COVID-19 a nationwide pandemic and urged authorities at all levels to focus on efforts to contain the pandemic.

Latest Updates

  • Vietnam is set to officially export 7,500 COVID-19 test kits to Ukraine and Finland. Other European countries have also shown interest.
  • The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has proposed that the government issue a US$854 million bailout package to alleviate the impact of COVID-19.
  • Every citizen and foreigner living in Vietnam advised to provide health declarations. The two apps – NCOVI for Vietnamese nationals and Vietnam Health Declaration for foreigners in Vietnam –now available on Android’s Google Play Store and on the Apple’s App Store:

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