Vietnam stops accepting flights from countries with the nCoV variant
Prime Minister asked to suspend the flight organization to Vietnam from the country or territory infected with the new COV variant, first of all from the UK and South Africa.
The above content is stated in the telegram of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on strengthening the prevention and fighting against the disease Covid-19, on the afternoon of January 5.
Countries and territories that are in a complicated epidemic situation are also in the list of suspending flights to Vietnam. The Government leaders assigned the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with the Ministry of Health and Transport, determining the specific countries applying this measure.
Ha Long City blockade Victory Ha Long Hotel (Bai Chay ward), where international student's family is positive for nCoV after quarantine period, on January 5. Photo: Minh Cuong
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is also assigned to review cases of overseas citizens wishing to return home, ensuring the right subjects; create conditions for the lonely elderly, people in difficult circumstances, people going abroad for medical treatment, those whose visas have expired, the labor contracts expired, the study expires ... to return home.
The Ministry of National Defense shall assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with the Ministry of Public Security and the People's Committees of concerned provinces in, directing and strengthening border management, thoroughly preventing illegal entry, especially at trails, openings, and sea routes. ..; continue to strictly manage the isolation of immigrants, ensure full 14 days of concentrated isolation and enough time for medical follow-up after concentrated isolation as prescribed; absolutely not to spread the disease in the quarantine area and from the quarantine area to the community.
"In case cases are detected, the authorities must promptly track down and immediately apply necessary measures", the directive clearly stated.
The Border Guards are on duty at the anti-epidemic post of Po Hen post, Quang Ninh
Party committees and organizations are required to thoroughly grasp and organize the serious implementation of the instructions of the Secretariat, the Prime Minister, the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 epidemic prevention and control and the guidance of the Ministry of Health.
Limited organization of crowded events, festivals; have solutions to prevent and fight epidemics in pedestrian streets, crowded entertainment areas, fireworks ... strictly manage markets, supermarkets, trade centers, bars, karaoke, and discos.
Authorities perform the inspection and sanction cases of not wearing masks according to regulations.
According to the Prime Minister's directive, the Covid-19 epidemic is spreading at a rapid rate on a large scale in many countries around the world, each day about 600,000 new cases are recorded and about 6,000 deaths, especially appearing new strains of nCoV variant in 38 countries.