Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has just issued Directive No. 16 on the implementation of urgent measures to prevent and combat the COVID-19 epidemic with the imposition of a social distancing order nationwide which is set to become effective starting from zero hours of April 1
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
From 00:00 hours of April 1, every citizen will be required to stay indoors and will only be allowed to go out for necessities such as purchasing food or medicine. Alternatively, people can still leave their homes in the event of an emergency, if they work at factories, manufacturing facilities, or other business and service establishments which provide essential goods and have not been closed.
It is necessary for all people to strictly keep a minimum distance of two metres apart when communicating, whilst also not congregating in groups over two people in workplaces, schools, hospitals, and in public places.
PM Phuc requested ministries, ministerial-level agencies, government agencies, and the various People's Committees of centrally-run provinces and cities to focus on implementing the proposed epidemic prevention measures, with a particular focus on Directive No. 15 which was issued on March 27. This should be done in compliance with the instructions issued by the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
Ministries, sectors, localities, and media agencies have been requested to continue to step up communication in order to ensure that anti-epidemic measures to protect people's health are implemented in an effective manner, the PM stressed.