Easing of social distancing wins public support

The Government has classified localities into different risk groups and has ordered local authorities in areas deemed medium risk or low risk to follow developments of the pandemic and create the conditions needed to resume production and business. They are also able to determine which retail outlets can open. The decision has received warm support from the public.


No new cases have been recorded in Vietnam for seven consecutive days – proof that the introduction of social distancing measures has had the desired effect. Localities deemed medium risk or low risk can direct enterprises to resume production and business – a move backed by the population.

Many people have proposed continuing with preventive measures such as wearing masks, limiting the size of crowds, and regularly washing hands to keep the pandemic at bay and return to normality./.