The plan sets out four scenarios as well as suitable actions for relevant agencies to promptly deploy.
The ministry also publicised a list of measures to tackle the disease, including improving diagnosis capacity and food safety, organising drills for health staff, and raising public awareness through communications campaigns.
|A customs staff check body temperatures of people at a border check point.
It recommended people to not use poultry or poultry products with unknown origins, and ensure food hygiene.
People should come to healthcare establishments for check-up and treatment if they have flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, chest pain or breathing difficulty, the ministry said.
Vietnam has yet to detect any A/H7N9 patient, however, the long borderline shared with China and busy cross-border trade activities between the two countries are posing a high risk of virus transmissions into Vietnam.