COVID-19 F1 cases allowed to go to work, school in HCM City

VOV.VN - Ho Chi Minh City has allowed COVID-19 F1 cases (i.e. those in close contact with virus infection) to go to work or attend school again under certain conditions.

The decision, which comes into effect on March 24, applies to fully vaccinated F1 cases or those who have contracted the virus within three months.

These cases are required to self-monitor their health for at least 10 days from the date of last close contact with F0. They will undergo a COVID-19 test on day 5 and whenever they show flulike symptoms.

Among other conditions, they are required to use personal vehicles when travelling from home to destinations, and strictly abide by COVID-19 measures at the workplace or school.

Over the past days Ho Chi Minh City has made progress in keeping the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in check. Most people over 12 years old have been vaccinated, while most infections in the risk group are asymptomatic or mild, and they have then recovered from the disease.

The decision is to facilitate local economic recovery efforts after the city recently resumed socio-economic and cultural activities.