VOV.VN - The Ministry of Health on October 22 announced four colour coded COVID-19 alert levels in all 63 cities and provinces across Vietnam.
Level 1 (green) applies to localities that have controlled the coronavirus and moved into a new normal.
There are 26 cities and provinces falling into this category, namely Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Bac Giang, Bac Kan, Binh Thuan, Cao Bang, Dien Bien, Dong Nai, Ha Giang, Hanoi, Hai Phong, Hoa Binh, Kon Tum, Lai Chau, Lang Son, Lao Cai, Ninh Binh, Phu Yen, Quang Ninh, Soc Trang, Son La, Tay Ninh, Thai Binh, Thai Nguyen, Tra Vinh, Tuyen Quang, and Yen Bai.
Level 2 (orange) applies to localities that are at a medium risk of virus transmission.
As many as 37 cities and provinces falling into this category are An Giang, Bac Lieu, Bac Ninh, Ben Tre, Binh Dinh, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Ca Mau, Can Tho, Da Nang, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Dong Thap, Gia Lai, Ha Nam, Ha Tinh, Hai Duong, Hau Giang, Hung Yen, Khanh Hoa, Kien Giang, Lam Dong, Long An, Nam Dinh, Nghe An, Ninh Thuan, Phu Tho, Quang Binh, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Quang Tri, Thanh Hoa, Thua Thien Hue, Tien Giang, Ho Chi Minh City, Vinh Long, and Vinh Phuc.
Level 3 (yellow) applies to localities at a high risk of virus transmission.
And Level 4 (red) is applicable to localities at a very high risk of virus transmission.
Among the five centrally run cities, Hanoi and Hai Phong belong to the green zones, while Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Can Tho belong to the orange zones.
According to the Ministry of Health, risks are measured on case numbers, vaccination coverage and medical capacity in localities.