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Vietnam stops making domestic medical declarations

In the document just sent to the People’s Committees of the provinces and cities, the Ministry of Health asked localities to suspend the application of domestic health declarations (domestic movement, public places, restaurants, …) since 0:00 April 30, 2022.

The ministry also requested provinces and cities to continue maintaining surveillance, early detection, investigation and handling of the outbreak. COVID-19 Timely, effectively follow the instructions to protect health people.

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People make medical declarations. (Picture: Ministry of Health)

According to the assessment of the Ministry of Health, the COVID-19 epidemic is now under control nationwide with the number of infections and deaths decreasing markedly. Coverage rate COVID-19 vaccine With high levels (over 96% in the group of over 12 years old and vaccination for groups 5 to under 12 years old), the vaccine against COVID-19 is still effective against the circulating SARS-CoV-2 virus variants.

At an online conference to thoroughly understand the ‘cleaning’ of COVID-19 vaccination data on April 26, Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long said that Vietnam currently does not apply epidemiological tracing. Life is returning to normal. Therefore, next time, we will not apply domestic health declaration. The Ministry of Health has assigned the Department of Preventive Medicine to develop guidelines on this and make specific announcements.

The Ministry of Health is also studying the removal of COVID-19 from the list of dangerous infectious diseases group A. No longer in this group, COVID-19 will become a common circulating disease. The epidemic as well as the 5K message that is still applied today will be loosened. However, it is not clear when the Ministry of Health will implement this, Minister Long added.

Previously, the Ministry of Health sent an expedited document to the People’s Committees of provinces and cities requesting the suspension of the application of medical declarations with COVID-19 at all Vietnam’s border gates for people entering the country since the end of this year. 00h on April 27, 2022.

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