As of February 14, 41 provinces and cities had planned to reopen on Monday following the Ministry of Education and Training’s statement that provinces and cities where COVID-19 has not appeared could open after two weeks off.
Vietnamese localities said that the situation in the country so far remains firmly under control.
Localities across the country are proactively implementing measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam said the northern province of Vĩnh Phúc should continue in its efforts and determination to curb the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) epidemic in the province, especially observation and isolation of suspected cases to avoid spreading the virus.
Earlier on January 30, 2020, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc decided to establish the steering committee on the virus, led by Deputy PM Đam.
The move came after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a global health emergency as the coronavirus outbreak spread beyond China.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has ordered all travellers who come from or transit through coronavirus (nCoV)-hit areas of China to be quarantined in an effort to stamp out the viral outbreak.
Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam has reiterated the priority given to the prevention and fight against epidemics, as the number of patients infected with the novel coronavirus (nCoV) continues to rise.