The Ho Chi Minh City Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has just sent instructions to local healthcare centres on the supervision of newly-arrived foreigners for Covid-19 prevention as the city is receiving more international flights from October.
According to the city’s CDC, foreigners arriving in Vietnam for short-term business will be quarantined but are allowed to travel to places declared in their trip plan. They will take the first viral testing upon arrival at the quarantine area. After that, their samples will continue to be taken for further viral testing every two days.
“For those who are to stay in the city for over 14 days, they will need to stay in quarantine for six days at a hotel or some other facilities arranged by the local government,” the CDC said, adding that these people will take three viral tests on the first, the sixth and the 14 days of their arrival.
“If their second test carried out on the sixth day following their arrival comes negative, they will still need to self-quarantine at their places of residence until the 14th day,” the centre added.
Vietnam has just resumed commercial flights internationally after several months of suspension due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.
It is expected that 5,000 passengers will arrive in Vietnam each week including 2,200 in Hanoi, 2,450 in Ho Chi Minh City and 400 in Can Tho Province.
As of September 30, Vietnam has reported 1,094 Covid-19 infections. A total of 1,007 patients had recovered and been discharged from hospital. There have been 35 deaths, most of them being the elderly with serious underlying diseases.
The country has recorded no new local transmissions in 28 days.
This article was originally published in Dtinews