|Passengers on the high-speed boat to Ly Son island
The announcement was made by the Quang Ngai provincial People’s Committee on March 8 in order to strengthen measures being put in place to combat the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Local authorities have also encouraged foreigners currently staying on Ly Son island to return to the mainland early.
Moreover, residents should not sail to Ly Son island unless it involves an urgent matter.
This suspension will remain in place until further notice.
Quang Ngai province has yet to record any confirmed cases of the COVID-19, although 411 patients are currently in isolation at home, with a total of 378 being in isolation for over 14 days.