Vietnam extends length of mandatory quarantine due to longer incubation period
The Ministry of Health has ordered localities to continue quarantining all entrants who have completed 14-day mandatory quarantine, applicable from May 4 at both State and civilian quarantine sites.
|Data updated as of 6:00 am on May 4, 2021.|
The length of extension will be decided shortly by the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control led by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam.
As of 6:00 am on Tuesday, Vietnam confirmed 2,985 COVID-19 infection cases, including 2,549 recoveries and 35 fatalities.
The Southeast Asian nation is experiencing resurgence of community transmissions after a Vietnamese man returning from Japan and a Chinese national tested positive for COVID-19 after completing 14-day quarantine period.
People returning to Hanoi are subject to compulsory medical declaration after the four-day public holidays, according to a document on COVID-19 prevention and control work issued on May 2 by the Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee.