COVID-19 Update | Vietnam Peak Prevention | Directive 15

Dear Clients and Friends,

In an attempt to cope with the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc issued Directive No. 15/CT-TTg on the Resolute Implementation of the Peak Prevention Phase of the Covid-19 Pandemic (“Directive 15”). Directive 15 directs the provincial authorities to take resolute measures in order to prevent and fight against the pandemic in the next two weeks.

Key takeaways from Directive 15 on what you can do and what you cannot and should not do are summarized as below:

DON’T’S

• Hold any gathering activities and events of more than 20 people in a room;
• Gather in a group of 10 people or more outside of the office, school and hospital premises;
• Hold any religious ceremony or activity with 20 people or more at any cultural sites;
• Organize any culture, sport and entertainment event at public places;
• Conduct any business services, except the provision of essential goods and services(*); and
• Go out unless absolutely necessary.

DO’S

• Stand at least 2 meters from other person at public places;
• Make use of information technologies in order to move toward virtual working environment; and
• Wear face mask when at public place and wash your hands regularly.

SHOULD NOT DO’S

• Commute from provinces to provinces; and
• Commute through airway on the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City route.

(*) The Chairman of the People’s Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities are authorized to decide on non-essential services to be temporarily closed. 

In Hanoi, all business premises must be temporarily closed except for general supermarkets (excluding entertainment and food and drink areas), trade centers (including general supermarkets, office buildings and hospitals), street markets, convenience stores and mini supermarkets (excluding on-the-spot catering areas), groceries selling flowers and/or fruits, chain stores selling agricultural products and pharmacy stores, healthcare facilities, banks, and petrol, oil and gas stations. 

In Ho Chi Minh City, businesses premises that must be temporarily closed include beauty salons, cosmetic surgery, physiotherapy, massage and sauna facilities, entertainment venues, theaters, cinemas, restaurants, wedding halls, clubs, bars, karaoke facilities, pubs, beer clubs, music theaters, video games businesses (Internet, game-online), tourist attractions, sightseeing locations, monuments, museums, libraries, sports businesses (gym, fitness, billiards, yoga, etc.), sports centers and public sport training areas.

We want you to know that our clients’ and teams’ wellbeing and safety are very important to us. If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to reach out to your contact partner or you can email us at [email protected].

Stay safe.

YKVN Covid19 Taskforce

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