Vietnam Decided To Cancel The Quarantine After The Absence Of COVID-19 Cases For A Week
In Vietnam, on Thursday, April 23, restrictions imposed due to the spread of coronavirus will begin to be lifted, regional media reported, citing the country's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
He said that the strict social distancing measures introduced were a successful way to combat COVID-19, but the authorities still had to ensure trade, job creation, and socio-economic development.
In most cities of Vietnam, restrictions on business and other activities, as well as on the provision of services, are being lifted, and shops, cafes, and restaurants are opening. However, residents must comply with measures to prevent the spread of infection. According to the Prime Minister, the country's residents need to adopt a "new norm" of lifestyle, calling on people to "wear masks in public places, keep a reasonable distance and avoid crowded gatherings."
Certain restrictions will still apply in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, the provinces of Baknin and Khazyang, as well as the city of Ho Chi Minh city. Full isolation remains in effect for some areas of Hanoi that are declared high-risk areas. There, quarantine measures will be in effect until April 30.
Since Thursday, all domestic flights of Vietnam Airlines are also resumed.
No new cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected in Vietnam for more than a week.
In total, 268 people infected with the virus were diagnosed in the country, 216 of them recovered and were discharged from hospitals. There were no cases of fatal cases of patients with coronavirus in Vietnam.
Nationwide quarantine was introduced in the country on April 1.