Vietnam isolates over 5,000 Chinese laborers amid Covid-19 spread
The Hanoitimes - Among the quarantined Chinese workers for health supervision, 248 have entered Vietnam within the time window of 14 days.
Vietnam is isolating 5,110 Chinese laborers as of February 13 among 7,600 who returned from their country after the Lunar New Year holiday to monitor their health, VnExpress reported.
|A Chinese worker in isolated at JY Ha Nam Co., Ltd. Photo: Anh Duy|
Among the Chinese laborers in quarantine, 248 have entered Vietnam within the time window of 14 days, according to a report of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs.
The report adds that Vietnam has licensed 33,770 Chinese laborers, of whome more than 15,000 are working in the country. Half of these people (more than 7,600) left Vietnam for their home country for Lunar New Year celebrations and then came back.
Earlier, on February 2, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs instructed businesses and employers to stop accepting Chinese workers returning to Vietnam as well as other foreign workers traveling through epidemic-hit areas.
In case of re-admission, enterprises must report the list of laborers returning from China and apply isolation at their residences and working places under the health sector’s guidance. Besides, they need to undergo medical supervision for 14 days from their date of entry into Vietnam.
As of February 14, Vietnam has reported 16 cases of nCoV infection, of them seven have recovered and been discharged from hospital.
The number of Covid-19 infections today reached 64,438 globally while the death toll has risen to 1,383, including three outside China.
- People spreading Covid-19 fake news could face jail sentence
- Vietnam sees rising number of Covid-19 suspected people
- ILO to support Vietnam to minimize impacts of Covid-19 pandemic
- Vietnam launches donation campaign to support Covid-19 prevention
- BRG Group, SeABank donates VND5 billion to nation’s “fight Covid” campaign
- Vietnam coronavirus song goes viral worldwide
- A Japanese passenger on Vietnam Airlines flight tests positive with Covid-19
- How has Covid-19 impacted Vietnamese living and consumption habits?
- Vietnam to universalize cheap smartphones to boost e-government
- Last Covid-19 patient in Vietnam tests negative for second time
Strong measures required to avoid economic collapse: Vietnam PM
Pentagon joins chorus of protest at China’s sinking of Vietnam fishing vessel
Hanoi targets economic growth 1.3 ppts above national average
April 10: 16 more Covid-19 patients in Vietnam recover, 2 cases confirmed
Hanoi saves US$558 million by streamlining administrative apparatus
US election: One out, one in
Vietnam rolls out fiscal relief package
98% enterprises in Vietnam to benefit from fiscal stimulus package
A bird's eye view of Hanoi streets in social distancing period