HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam will restrict flights bringing citizens home from now right up until the stop of the Lunar New Year in mid-February, when big gatherings indoors are anticipated, to cut down coronavirus pitfalls, the country’s primary minister stated.
With a new COVID-19 variant spreading all over the globe and the forthcoming Lunar New Year, the country’s most vital holiday break, only vital flights authorised by health and fitness, foreign, defence, community stability and transportation ministry are allowed to enter the place, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc explained.
Soon after the Lunar New Yr, which falls on February 10-16, the transportation ministry will review the chance of worldwide flights resumption, Phuc added.
Vietnam has suspended all inbound worldwide business flights because late March, but the government has been working repatriation flights to convey residence Vietnamese citizens trapped abroad amid the pandemic.
Some unique flights carrying overseas gurus and buyers have been allowed to fly into Vietnam. All folks getting into the country have to spend 14 days in quarantine.
The state on Tuesday suspended inbound flights from nations around the world with new COVID-19 variants, at first Britain and South Africa.
Thanks to rigorous quarantine and monitoring measures, Vietnam fared a lot improved than many nations, registering a whole of 1,513 coronavirus infections and 35 fatalities. It has long gone 38 times with no locally transmitted scenarios.
(Reporting by Phuong Nguyen Enhancing by Lincoln Feast.)
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