COVID 19 – Directive Nationwide Quarantine

Directive nationwide quarantine | COVID-19

COVID 19 – Directive Nationwide Quarantine

The Prime Minister promulgates directive nationwide quarantine rules, starting April 1, including restricting people from leaving their homes and banning gatherings of more than two people in public.

Directive nationwide quarantine | COVID-19

Directive nationwide quarantine | COVID-19 in Vietnam latest news


The Prime Minister’s Directive no. 16/CT-TTg dated March 31, 2020 implement the following urgent measures on COVID-19 in Vietnam latest news:

  1. Carry out nationwide quarantine for 15 days from 12 am of April 01, 2020 between families, neighborhoods/villages, communes, districts, provinces. Workers in factories shall keep a safety distance, wear facemasks, and sanitize the workplace as prescribed.
  2. The people are advised to stay at home and only go outside when strictly necessary such as buying food or medicines, providing emergency treatment, going to work at facilities that are allowed to maintain operation to provides essential goods or services, and in other urgent circumstances; maintain a safety distance of 2 m during communication. Do not form groups of more than 2 people outside office buildings, schools, hospitals and in public places.


This Directive just to enhance The Ministry of Transport, the People’s Committees of provinces to order shutdown of public transportation; restrict movement from one area to another; stop the movement from affected areas to other areas except for the performance of official tasks, provision of food and essential consumables, transport of workers and specialists of enterprises, transport of raw materials for production.

This Directive is not effective as an order to suspend all business activities in office building or factories.


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