Viet Nam EXTENDS mandatory quarantine period by one week
21:28 | 05/05/2021

  VGP – The mandatory quarantine period will be increased by one week to 21 days from the current 14 days, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long.

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long speaks at the Cabinet meeting, Ha Noi, May 5, 2021. Photo: VGP

The renewed regulation is applicable to those who come in close contact with COVID-19 patients and those who enter Viet Nam, Long added.

The extension is part of the country’s efforts to prevent spread of COVID-19 as authorities have detected tens of local infections linked to both Vietnamese and foreigners who tested positive for COVID-19 after completing 14-day mandatory quarantine.

Earlier the same day, the northern province of Hai Duong became the first locality to decide to impose 21-day mandatory quarantine period for all F1 individuals who come in direct contact with COVID-19 patients.

Viet Nam confirmed 26 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, including 18 community infection cases, raising the national patient tally to 3,022./.

By Thuy Dung

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