Vietnam requires face mask wearing in public places for coronavirus prevention

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-16 13:44:47|Editor: yhy
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HANOI, March 16 (Xinhua) -- All Vietnamese and foreign nationals are required to wear face masks in public places such as airports, bus stations, supermarkets, and public transport vehicles in Vietnam from Monday, daily newspaper Vietnam News reported.

All passengers on domestic and international flights to and from Vietnam also have to wear face masks during their flights and their stay at airport terminals, according to the report.

To date, Vietnam has confirmed 57 cases of novel coronavirus infection, including 20 foreigners, with 102 suspected cases and nearly 30,000 under quarantine in the country, according to its Ministry of Health.

Vietnam has temporarily banned foreign nationals coming from or having visited or transited via Schengen countries or Britain within 14 days prior to their expected arrival from entering the country for tourism, relative visit, study or other personal purposes, and has suspended visa upon arrival for all foreign nationals, Vietnamese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said Saturday, adding that both suspensions last for 30 days since mid-Sunday.