The northern province of Thai Binh will quarantine everyone, including Vietnamese, returning from coronavirus-affected areas starting from February 26.
They will temporarily stop issuing permits to foreign workers to work in Thai Binh, especially to those that come from outbreak areas.
All cases returning to Vietnam from outbreak areas will be quarantined for 14 days at Thai Binh Military School. Those that attempt to avoid quarantining will be forced to comply. Thai Binh authorities will also cancel the series of events to celebrate 130th anniversary of the establishment of the province as well as cultural events and festivals.
As of February 26, 16 people have returned to Thai Binh from South Korea and are being monitored. Thai Binh has a total of 24 suspected cases but all of them have tested negative.
There are about 2,600 to 2,700 Thai Binh people that are working in Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do in South Korea, not to mention students and freelancers. Thai Binh also has a large number of people from South Korea and China.
The provincial authorities have built several scenarios for different situations. In case the number of people that must be quarantined spikes, the Thai Binh Military Command will turn their halls and barracks into quarantine areas for 1,000 to 1,200 people. Meals worth VND80,000 (USD3.50) per person per day will be provided.
Nguyen Hong Dien, party secretary of Thai Binh, asked state agencies to tighten monitoring over the travelling patterns to ensure that everyone that comes from or returns from outbreak areas will be quarantined.