Vietnam ramps up measures to fight Covid-19

(VOVWORLD) - Wearing face masks is compulsory at crowded public spaces, including airports, bus and train stations, supermarkets, and public transportation vehicles, beginning Monday.

Vietnam ramps up measures to fight Covid-19 - ảnh 1 Tourists wear face masks at public spaces in Vietnam. (Photo:

The Prime Minister’s order has been strictly enforced all over Vietnam as the public is showing growing concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus. 

The northern province of Quang Ninh has thoroughly prepared for flights coming from Europe. On Monday, three Vietnam Airlines flights from London, Paris, and Frankfurt landed at Van Don Airport, carrying 159 passengers, mostly Vietnamese nationals. Upon their arrival, all people on board were checked for health conditions, sterilized, and put under quarantine.

Pham Ngoc Sau, Director of Van Don International Airport, said: “The flights landed at a far parking location. Our ground staff and health workers cleared required medical procedures for all the three flights in just 45 minutes, from 5:15 to 6am.”

Local authorities in the southern district of Phu Quoc, ordered a lockdown and disinfection at La Nude Residence hotel, which accommodated a Covid-19 sufferer.  All of its staff were quarantined.

Mai Van Huynh, Chairman of Phu Quoc district’s People’s Committee, said: “The public is urged to stay calm and take precaution measures against Covid-19. Protecting one’s self and the whole community is the responsibility and obligation of each citizen.”

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