Vietnam Covid Update

It has been 39 months since COVID-19 was first detected in Vietnam and a wave of infections is sweeping the country right now. Authorities in Hanoi and HCMC have ordered the return of mask-wearing in public places and on public transportation. The HCMC education department also mandated a return to mask-wearing at schools, although this does not apply at the university level. Last weekend saw the first official Covid death in Vietnam in quite a long time and health officials are now recording a few thousand new infections recorded per day. The government has called on residents to limit gatherings and avoid crowded areas.

The Omicron variants circulating here do not cause severe illness in most vaccinated people. However, feeling miserable is not fun and the exhaustion can last for weeks. As members prepare to enjoy the long holiday weekend, we encourage you to stay vigilant and be mindful of your actions. 

Join AmCham for an update on Vietnam’s Covid situation this Thursday morning. Our virtual briefer is Dr. Lindsay Kim, Global Health Security Program Director for Vietnam at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Kim will discuss the latest virus wave and her outlook as Vietnam heads into the crowded holiday weekend.

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