Vietnamese shares were upbeat on Monday, driven by large-cap companies in the real estate and materials sectors.
Pharmaceutical stocks have attracted investors since the outbreak of the disease due to rising need for medical equipment and drugs.
Vietnamese stock market is forecast to move higher this week, where correction and volatility is expected.
In the first quarter, VSA-member enterprises recorded a plunge of 15 per cent in steel output to 5.4 million tonnes and 20 per cent in consumption to 4.4 million tonnes year-on-year.
The annual HCM City Television (HTV) Cycling Tournament will be delayed this year due to the coronavirus, the organisers have announced.