CORONAVIRUS IN VIETNAM
Vietnamese government officials confirmed 486,727 COVID-19 infections as of September 3, 2021. Two hundred and ninety-three hundred and twenty-four of the patients afflicted have recovered and have been discharged from the hospital. The epidemic has also claimed the lives of 12,138 people in Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Long An, and Tien Giang, among others, have reported the most recent occurrences of community transmission.
There are six provinces in the south that have prolonged social separation measures until the middle of September. They include Binh Duong Long An Tay Ninh Tien Giang Ben Tre Tra Vinh.
CZECH government provided 250,800 doses of COVID-19 vaccinations made by Oxford-AstraZeneca and Moderna.
It has been proposed that domestic flights be suspended until further notice by Vietnam's aviation authority because of the epidemic.
August 26, 2021
- Da Nang authorities have extended strict social distancing measures under the ‘stay where you are’ policy until September 5.
August 25, 2021
- Nha Trang will continue social distancing measures under Directive 16 while authorities in Phan Thiet city imposed social distancing measures under Directive 16 from August 24; people are also banned from leaving their homes from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am.
August 23, 2021
- Hanoi extended its social distancing measures until September 6.
- Ho City began strict social distancing measures under Directive 11 with the military manning several checkpoints. Under these measures, people are not allowed to leave their homes. Shippers can only deliver within districts while app-based delivery is suspended in District 8, 12, Go Vap, Binh Tan, Binh Thanh, Binh Chanh, Hoc Mon, and Thu Duc City. The military along with government authorities will also be responsible for distributing food.
August 20, 2021
- Ho Chi Minh City authorities will ban residents from leaving their homes from August 23 requiring people to ‘stay where they are’ amid an increasing number of cases.
August 16, 2021
- Ho Chi Minh City authorities extended social distancing measures under Directive 16 for another month until September 15.
- Nha Trang and Da Nang have banned people from leaving their homes for a week enhancing lockdown measures from August 14 and August 16 respectively.
August 13, 2021
- Transport authorities rejected the proposal of suspending all flights between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City but have reduced the frequency to just one flight on the route per day. However, regular commercial flights between provinces and cities applying social distancing measures were suspended from August 8.
August 6, 2021
- Hanoi authorities extended social distancing measures under Directive 16 for another 15 days until August 22.
- Vietnam received another 592,100 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
August 5, 2021
- Vietnam has cut the centralized quarantine period for fully vaccinated foreign arrivals to 7 days from the previous 14. Arrivals must also test negative for the virus within 72 hours before arrival and would then be required to self-monitor for another 7 days after the quarantine period. In addition, those infected with COVID-19 and have certificates that they have recovered from the virus within six months would also have their quarantine period reduced. The government is yet to provide further details and dates for implementation.
- Vietnam’s Immigration Department has announced another automatic stay extension for foreigners stranded in Vietnam due to the pandemic until August 31, 2021. The measure applies to those who entered since March 1, 2020, allowing them to leave the country without any penalty or official procedures. Those that have entered prior to March 1, 2020, are also eligible provided they show documents by their embassies or by Vietnamese authorities to confirm they were quarantined or treated for COVID-19.
- Vietnam received 1,188,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on August 2 through the COVAX program.
August 1, 2021
- 19 southern localities including Ho Chi Minh City have extended social distancing measures under Directive 16 for another two weeks from August 2.