New working licenses for foreign labourers to be suspended
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has stated that it will suspend the granting of new working licenses to foreign labourers who come from areas hit by coronavirus during the epidemic time announced by Vietnam.
A representative of the ministry further said besides serious measures to fight the disease, the ministry is also attaching importance to the communications work and asking localities to continue reviewing, controlling the number of Chinese labourers, and advising those who came back to their country to not return to Vietnam to work. If they return for work, they must be quarantined for 14 days as prescribed by medical authorities.
The exit by Vietnamese labourers working abroad should also be postponed if needed, the representative added.
Updates by the 63 provinces and cities show that as of 4:00pm of February 20, there were 34,423 Chinese labourers who worked in Vietnam, 26,904 of them came back to China for the traditional lunar New Year which fell in late January./.
Nearly 100 Vietnamese companies will need to hit the road for share auctions by the end of 2020 to meet the government’s target of privatizing state firms.
Vietnam has reported no new confirmed cases of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) since February 13, heard at a meeting of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Hanoi yesterday.