Vietnam climbed a total of 28 notches to reach rank 90 in the latest edition of Nikkei's COVID-19 Recovery Index thanks to the high vaccine coverage rate.
|Foreign investors are waiting for the resumption of the market to implement their investment plans in the country. |
The Nikkei COVID-19 Recovery Index is calculated on the infection management, vaccine rollouts, and social mobility of more than 120 countries and territories. A higher ranking indicates that a country or region is closer to recovery with low numbers of COVID-19 cases, better vaccination rates, and less strict social distancing measures being put in place.
In Vietnam, as of early February, the total injected vaccine doses were at over 181.65 million. A total of 52 cities and provinces have a coverage rate of over 90 per cent for the second doses. The country is now one of the 10 best performers in vaccination coverage.
The move will reinforce programmes to recover the socioeconomic activity of the government. On February 7, more than 17 million Vietnamese students came back to school for the first time after a year. Most schools in the country are expected to reopen by the middle of this month.
Besides this, the government intends to buy 21.9 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children from 5 to 12 years old.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism proposed to resume international travel activities, including inbound and outbound tours, from May 1.