The pandemic called Covid-19 has hit the world like a tsunami and the effects are catastrophic across the globe. Not a single country is spared by this lethal pandemic and it has killed more than 2, 00,000 people across the globe. Some of the countries affected the most are China, Italy, the USA and Turkey. However, many countries took proactive steps to prevent the spread of Covid-19 pandemic and have become the light of the guardians for other countries.
Vietnam is one such country that has prevented the spread of Covid-19 despite limited resources and medical facilities. The Vietnam government has earned applause from the entire world and has shown the world how to fight against natural calamities. In this article, we will discuss some of the latest updates about Vietnam and Covid-19 situation in it.
The total number of cases Vietnam has registered as of May 3 is 270, but the government believes that more cases will arise. All the Vietnam Holiday Deals have been cancelled since March and all the travellers coming from other countries are quarantined by the government. People who returned from epidemic areas or who were in close contact with returnees and who show symptoms of Covid-19 are quarantined by the government.
All the business operations are shut down by the government until further notice. As per the government orders, businesses must comply with different proactive and preventive measures taken by the government with little or no notice and must ensure that the staff don’t experience any types of Covid-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, respiratory issues and pneumonia and acute respiratory syndrome.
There is good news for people with active Vietnam holiday packages that they can travel to Vietnam but have to take care of all the precautions and have to comply with all government regulations and formalities.
Some other updates on the Vietnam and Covid-19 pandemic that you need to know are listed here:
- On April 30, customs clearance was resumed with China at Tan Thanh Po Chai border gate in the northern Lang Son province.
- Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City authorities allowed sports centres and indoor sports businesses to resume their business operations. Gyms have been reopened and also the public gathering limit has been increased to 30 people.
- Festivals, religious gatherings, sports events and other such community gatherings are banned by the government to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
- Bars, pubs, discotheques and karaoke bars will remain closed until further notice.
- The transport authorities also lifted a ban on taxies, buses, grab services and interprovincial transport with some restrictions.
- The Vietnam government is all set to bring Vietnamese citizens back from Canada, France, the US, Thailand, the UAE, Japan and other countries.
- The Covid-19 test kits developed by Vietnam have passed European standards and can be sold in the European economic area as these kits have been granted CE Marking and Certificate of Free Sales.
- Almost 1,523 companies were dissolved in Ho Chi Minh City, in the first quarter of the year.
- Social distancing measures have been loosened by the government from April 16 and some industries and businesses have been allowed to resume their business operations. However, they must comply with the regulations such as wearing masks, keeping social distancing, and keeping strict hygiene standards in the office and factory premises and avoid mass gatherings.
- All the localities in Vietnam have been divide as “High Risk”, “At-Risk” and “Low Risk” to fight against the pandemic. Some cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City were lowered to “At-Risk” by the authorities.
- For three months, the electricity bills of households and businesses will be cut by 10 per cent for the next three months, as declared by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
- The price of Stabilisation program has been started in Ho Chi Minh City and the prices of all the stabilized goods are almost 5 to 10 per cent lower than the market price of these goods.
- The government has agreed to delay the collection of approximately US $7.6 billion worth of taxes from the businesses due to this Covid-19 pandemic.
- All visitors coming to Ho Chi Minh City have to get a test for Covid-19 as decided by the city’s health department.
Vietnam’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been splendid and proactive and this is the reason that it has successfully prevented the spread of the pandemic and ensured the well-being and health of its citizens. This is the perfect way to fight the pandemic and Vietnam has shown a path and roadmap to the world, indeed.