Latest Coronavirus Updates

FRIday - 03/04/2020 18:15
Latest Coronavirus Updates

As of April 3, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health confirmed a total of 233 cases of COVID-19. 35 of the affected were traced to Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi. However, 85 of the affected patients have recovered and 0 death.

  • Vietnam on April 1 implemented strict social distancing rules nationwide for 15 days to curb the spread of COVID-19. The measures include self-isolation and restricting people from leaving homes except for food and medicines. The gathering of more than two people is also banned while also keeping a distance of two meters when outside. Factories, businesses and service establishments producing and providing essential goods are allowed to remain open but must follow strict health guidelines.
  • The government is considering a US$2.73 billion emergency package for those affected by COVID-19. The measures target a number of beneficiaries in the next three months.
  • Vietnam’s Prime Minister has stated that he wants the fiscal stimulus package to revive the country’s economy to be increased from US$1.27 billion to US$6.36 billion.
  • Vietnam has planned a 10 percent electricity price cut for three months to support virus-hit consumers.
  • Japan has pledged to help Vietnam in dealing with the pandemic by offering US$1.86 million via international organizations.
  • The US has earmarked a total of US$274 million in humanitarian assistance for 64 countries hit by COVID-19 including Vietnam, which would receive US$3 million worth of support.

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