Covid-19 weekly update in Vietnam - Week 4, June 2021

Published on 28th June, 2021.
Written by Khanh Le, Assistant Manager at Mr Linh’s Adventures





After a long time fighting the fourth outbreak of Covid-19, Vietnam is expecting to achieve more positive results in the north. Still, the provinces in the south are likely to be dealing with the new mutated virus for a longer period.

After nearly a month of staying indoors, citizens of the provinces in the north of Vietnam finally received a new announcement. Specifically, Ha Tinh and Hà Giang have put an end to their social distancing restrictions, residences can now continue their casual routines. As for the capital of Hanoi, the restrictions are loosen so that small public services, such as hairdressers or indoor restaurants, can reopen as long as they keep following the safety regulations. It is said that the government was still reconsidering to reopen more services.

On the contrary, Ho Chi Minh City is still suffering from the dangerous threat of Coronavirus. The city has detected several positive cases in the past few days, 5 of which were discovered at the General Hospital of Saigon. Since the situation has gotten worse, the city was ordered to prolong the social distancing restriction from 14 days to 28 days (2 weeks in addition).

Quarantine area in local residence of Ho chi Minh City
Quarantine area in local residence of Ho chi Minh City

By 12 P.M, 17th June 2021, Vietnam has confirmed:
- In total, there have been  13.641 infected cases inside Vietnam and 1.760 infected cases from border entry.
- New cases from 27th April 2021 until now reached 12.071 cases, 3.363 of which have turned negative after treatment at quarantines.
- 14 provinces throughout Vietnam have confirmed no sign of positive cases over the past 2 weeks: Yen Bai, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Tuyen Quang, Son La, Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, Thai Nguyen, Bac Lieu, Dien Bien, Daklak, Vinh Phuc, Hai Duong, Phu Tho.
- 12 other provinces have confirmed no more cases of cross infection: Hoa Binh, Nam Dinh, Phu Tho, Quang Nam, Tra Vinh, Bac Kan, Gia Lai, An Giang, Kien Giang, Khanh Hoa, Quang Ngai, Can Tho.
 
On 11th June 2021, the Ministry of politics indicated their opinion on several necessary missions in the fight against Covid-19 as well as in the development of the economy. Specifically in tourism, the Ministry of politics asked the authorities to consider opening certain tourist locations for international travellers who possess a vaccination pass. The places that are likely to be opened for such trials are Phu Quoc, Kien Giang.

Meanwhile, Vietnam’s airlines companies are taking part in trials for IATA Travel Pass in order to relaunch the OUTBOUND tourist activities. The IATA Travel Pass is a mobile application that helps verify the situation of vaccination of any users, any tourists within seconds, which is advantageous for the governments, the airlines and the travellers themselves. As reported, Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo Airways and Vietjet Air have joined this initiative. At the same time, Vietnam Airlines also received the Foreign Air Operator Certificate from Canada, allowing the company to provide international flights from Vietnam to Canada and vice versa.

Airlines taking part in the IATA Travel Pass Initiatives
Airlines taking part in the IATA Travel Pass Initiatives - including 3 companies from Vietnam

Stay in touch with Mr Linh’s Adventures for more weekly updates on Vietnam’s pandemic situation.


Previous weekly update
- Week 3. June 2021


 
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