07:00AM March 18th: Vietnam Ministry of Health added 5 new Covid-19 patients, bringing the number of cases in Vietnam to 66. Of these 16 people had recovered from the previous month, 50 are being treated. Currently, 13 provinces and cities have Covid-19 patients.
Vietnam Ministry of Health on 17/3 evening announced to find passengers on 3 flights that have detected people infected with nCoV, bringing the number of flights to 11.
Passengers on the following 11 flights are required by the Vietnam Ministry of Health to immediately contact the local Centers for Disease Control for health monitoring instructions. Flights with nCoV include:
- Emirates Airlines EK392 from Dubai to Ho Chi Minh City on March 12;
- BR395 by Eva Air from Taiwan to Ho Chi Minh City on March 16;
- TG917 of Thai Airways from London to Bangkok on March 15 and connecting to Vietnam;
- TG564 of Thai Airways from Bangkok to Hanoi on March 15;
- SQ176 of Singapore Airlines from Singapore to Hanoi on March 15;
- QH1524 of Bamboo Airways from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh City on March 13.
- SU290 of Aeroflot from Moscow to Hanoi on March 12;
- Qatar Airways QR970 from Doha to Ho Chi Minh City on March 10;
- QH1521 of Bamboo Airways from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc on March 9;
- TK162 of Turkish Airlines from Istanbul to Ho Chi Minh City, March 8;
- VJ826 of Vietjet Air from Malaysia to Ho Chi Minh City on March 4.
The Vietnam Ministry of Health recommends that all passengers on these 8 flights contact their local health facilities for instructions on health monitoring. Agents selling tickets to these passengers need to proactively inform the customers.
More localities in the country closed their sights and stopped tourism because of Covid-19. In Ho Chi Minh City, to ensure the safety of tourists and the community, the historic hall of Thong Nhat Hall today is temporarily closed from March 17 to April 1. Meanwhile, Suoi Tien and Dam Sen tourist resorts also temporarily stopped serving tourists until the end of March. The city has also decided to stop operating cinemas, bars, online games, karaoke, discos, theaters ... from March 15 to 31.
Kien Giang province also asked local places to stop welcoming international tourists, domestic tourists coming from the epidemic area (provinces / cities where Covid-19 people are infected) and group tourists. From 7 o'clock on March 17.
Also on the afternoon of March 17, Binh Thuan People's Committee requested the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to coordinate with the Tourism Association and related branches to direct resorts and accommodation establishments in the province to stop welcoming international tourists.
According to the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, there are about 7,570 tourists staying in the province, including more than 6,400 international visitors. For visitors who have been to before, accommodation establishments should fully implement the regulations to prevent and control epidemics, ensure health and safety in the community.
On March 17, the Binh Thuan Center for Disease Control said Pasteur Institute of Nha Trang has returned the results of 17 new samples on the afternoon of March 16, all negative. So, in the past four days, Binh Thuan has not recorded any new positive cases, in addition to 9 published cases.
"For international tourists, so far there have been more than a dozen suspected cases isolated by health agencies, tested samples and no positive cases," said the Center representative. Binh Thuan province has mobilized people to postpone the organization of weddings and festivals; Temporarily closing entertainment venues, karaoke bars, discos, discotheques, monuments, and scenic spots throughout the province.
On the same day, Ninh Thuan province also decided to stop activities at entertainment service business establishments; sightseeing activities at historical and historical sites, traditional craft villages, and scenic places in the area, from March 17 until new notice is given.
Binh Dinh Province temporarily suspends the reception of tourists and tourists at historical and cultural sites, beauty spots, tourist sites, destinations and places in the province until it is notified. works again. The People's Committee of Quy Nhon City also stopped operating the tourist route to Nhon Chau Island (also known as Cu Lao Xanh).
Meanwhile, the Dak Lak Tourism Association has asked the Vietnam Tourism Association and the Union to stimulate tourism in 2020 to temporarily not bring tourist delegations to Dak Lak province to visit.
Thus, most cities of the country has closed attractions and stopped tourism activities. Including Quang Ninh (Ha Long, Yen Tu ...), Ninh Binh (Hoa Lu ancient capital, Cuc Phuong National Park), Hanoi (Hoa Lo Prison Relic, Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam), Thanh Hoa , Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien - Hue, Quang Nam (Hoi An, Cu Lao Cham), Quang Ngai (Ly Son), Khanh Hoa, Ba Ria - Vung Tau (Con Dao), Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Dong Tower, An Giang.