The Government of Việt Nam late Tuesday issued its highly-anticipated Resolution No.128 on the adoption of provisional guidelines on safe and flexible living with COVID-19, after a few weeks of what presumed to be much haggling between invited stakeholders.
Authorities in 13 provinces and cities in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have asked the Government's COVID-19 special working group to not allow people to return to their hometowns via motorbike from other provinces and cities for 15 days.
Up to 88 per cent of households across Việt Nam suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic with those working in the tourism, service and manufacturing sectors the most severely affected.
Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has agreed in principle with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's proposal on a pilot plan to welcome international tourists with vaccine passports to Phú Quốc resort island in the southern province of Kiên Giang for six months from October.
HCM City will continue with its social distancing restrictions if the COVID-19 outbreak remains uncontrolled, Phan Văn Mãi, chairman of the city People’s Committee, has said.
Minister of Health Nguyễn Thanh Long repeatedly urged localities nationwide to ramp up vaccination efforts, complaining that the vaccination rollouts were “too slow” in many places.
The country’s foreign ministry insists when more inoculations arrive, the vaccination programme will be extended to include the thousands of foreigners who call Việt Nam home.