Vietnam ends the social distancing campaign from 22 April but some restrictions are still applied

4/24/2020 4:42:17 AM

As the Covid-19 infections have recently plateaued, the social distancing was ended in most of the provinces since 15 April and the other 12 localities deemed to carry "high risks" of Covid-19 infections, including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) from 22 April.

Transportation such as buses, taxis and ride-hailing services also resume. Vietnamese airlines are allowed to resume all domestic flights from 23 April, and increase the frequency of services. Shops, street businesses and some non-essential services also open now.

However, all localities will still have to stop social events, gatherings of over 20 people in a place and gatherings of 10 people or more outside workplaces, schools and hospitals. A minimum distance of two meters should be maintained between people in public places.

In Hanoi, areas like the districts of Thuong Tin and Me Linh still deemed "high-risk" of infection so strict social distancing measures will still fully be applied to those districts. Hanoi authorities said they will continue to prohibit bars, karaoke, restaurants, game centers and tea shops. When going out, people must wear masks and keep a safe distance. Not wearing a mask when going out will continue to be fined.

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