COVID-19: Vietnam set to scrap healthcare declaration

VOV.VN - Vietnam is considering scrapping healthcare declaration as it moves into the “new normal” and the number of COVID-19 cases gradually decreases, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long on April 26.

Long said he has assigned the General Department of Preventive Medicine to hold guidance with localities on this issue.

With regard to foreign tourists and Vietnamese people travelling from abroad, the Vietnamese Government only requires them to make medical declarations in line with international regulations.

Health declarations are part of the 5K message on COVID-19 prevention and control measures outlined by the Ministry of Health. In addition to medical declarations, people are required to wear face masks, wash hands with sanitizer, maintain safe distance and avoid large gatherings in public places.

Minister Long also confirmed that the COVID-19 vaccination campaign over recent times has been successful.

He urged localities to complete the third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for adults and ramp up the speed of vaccination coverage for children aged five to 12 in the second quarter of this year.

According to the Ministry of Health, as of April 25 the entire country has injected more than 212.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. However, roughly 7.6 million shots have not been entered into the online data system, including members of the police and army, as well as ordinary citizens, due to wrong individual information.