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The directive also demands that non-essential services like beauty salons, karaoke, massage parlors, bars, entertainment venues will continue to remain closed until further notice.
Services like wholesale and retail, lotteries, hotels, and other accommodation facilities, and restaurants, sport training facilities, tourist sites are allowed to reopen provided that the safety measures are deployed.
Passenger road transport services are allowed to resume but all drivers and passengers shall have to wear face masks while soap and sanitizers must be available for passengers to wash hands.
Provinces and cities with a high risk of COVID-19 shall continue to implement the preventive measures of Directive No. 16 dated on March 31, 2020.
Those with risk of COVID-19 shall encourage citizens not to leave home if not necessary and follow preventive instructions provided by competent authorities.
Gatherings of more than 20 people at public places, outside public offices, schools, hospitals shall be banned and citizens are advised to keep minimum distance of one meter from each other.
Localities with low risk of COVID-19 shall encourage citizens to leave home if not necessary and gatherings of more than 30 people shall be prohibited at public places, outside public offices, schools, and hospitals.
People are encouraged to keep minimum distance of one meter from each other.
PM Phuc tasked the Ministries of Public Security, National Defense, and Foreign Affairs to continue restricting entry of foreign nationals and those allowed to enter Viet Nam shall have to be quarantined for 14 days as currently regulated.
Keep entry restrictions
Vietnam continues restricting entry of foreign nationals and those allowed to enter Vietnam must be quarantined for 14 days, VnExpress International reported.
Starting March 22, Vietnam had suspended entry for all foreign nationals, including those of Vietnamese origin and family members with visa waivers.
Only Vietnamese nationals and foreigners carrying diplomatic and official passports such as business managers, experts and high-skilled workers are allowed to enter the country at this time, and all entrants will be quarantined for 14 days.
While localities are allowed to relax restrictive measures related to the Covid-19 pandemic to restore economic and social activities, they should ensure it remains under control, especially in HCMC, Hanoi, and other large cities.
After a long time of halting operation due to Covid-19, series of historical relics and tourist sites nationwide have got green lights from local authorities to reopen and receive visitors including some touristic sites in Da Lat, Danang, Phu Quoc among others.
As of 3 pm on Saturday, Viet Nam confirmed 270 COVID-19 infection cases with no fatalities.
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