Deputy Prime Minister and head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control Vu Duc Dam on March 8 ordered compulsory health declarations for all Vietnamese starting from March 10 in a move to fight COVID-19.
|Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam giving the order on compulsory health declarations |
When ordering the submission of health declarations, the DPM asked all relevant agencies to gear up preparations to begin the work by March 10 at the latest. He affirmed the country makes preparations for potential serious developments while stressing that the situation is still well under control.
Vietnam has reported 30 COVID-19 infection cases to date, putting the country in the second scenario of fighting against the novel epidemic.
From March 7, Vietnam has also started to apply compulsory electronic health declarations for all passengers entering Vietnam.
The declaration could be made on this website, or at the airports before boarding.
According to the latest update from the Ministry of Health, COVID-19 has now infected 109,650 people globally, including 80,699 in China. As many as 101 countries and territories outsides china report a total of 28,951 infections. The fatal epidemic has killed over 3,800 people, including 704 deaths outside China.
The COVID-19 outbreak is reaching serious proportions in South Korea, Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Iran, and the United States, with the infections rising rapidly.
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