Today: 07/02/2023 22:28:19 (GMT+7)

Japan eases quarantine restrictions for travelers from Vietnam

Japan has decided to halve Covid-19 quarantine for travelers from Vietnam to three days starting on Thursday.

This is due to "signs of an improving situation," Japan Times reported, quoting government sources.

People arriving from Vietnam will be required to undergo a test on the third day before leaving quarantine, and cannot use public transportation for two weeks after arrival except for designated trains and taxis and rented cars.

Japan, eases quarantine restrictions, travelers from Vietnam, Covid-19 pandemic, improving situation

Passengers pass through the automated entrance at a metro station in Tokyo, Japan, July 23, 2020.

Several countries have been banning and imposing stricter quarantine measures for travelers from Vietnam ever since Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said in late May a hybrid variant with characteristics from the Indian and U.K. coronavirus strains and which spreads rapidly through the air has been found.

WHO rejected this, saying there is no new "hybrid variant" of the coronavirus in Vietnam, and did not sound an alert.

Vietnam's containment of Covid was a worldwide success story until late April when a fourth wave caused by the delta variant first found in India began. There have been 13,684 cases so far.

The country is pushing its vaccination campaign in an effort to curb the spread of infections. It received nearly a million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine gifted by Japan last month and has used most of it in the epicenter HCMC. Another million doses from Japan are expected to arrive in two deliveries on July 1 and 8.

HCMC given instructions to trial home quarantine
People in HCMC who come into contact with Covid-19 patients can be quarantined at home for 28 days with safety protocols followed strictly.
Vietnam cuts quarantine time to 7 days for vaccinated entrants
Vietnam has decided to shorten centralized quarantine time for fully vaccinated entrants from 21 days to seven, as the country plans to initiate a vaccine passport program.
Only 7 days quarantine for national football team
The Ministry of Health has agreed to let the national football team quarantine for only seven days after returning from the UAE.
Bac Giang: Nearly 9,000 people complete centralized quarantine, 167,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses injected
(BGO) - By 7:00 pm on June 6, Bac Giang province had reported 3,241 Covid-19 infections; 19,181 F1 cases and 86,575 F2 cases. Two Covid-19 outbreaks in the Van Trung Industrial Park and the Quang Chau Industrial Park still saw more positive cases.
Man donates sanitary pads to quarantined women, medics in Covid-19 hotspot
Nguyen Nhat Linh has donated more than 13,000 sanitary pads to quarantined women and frontline medical workers in Bac Giang Province.

Source: VnExpress

Japan, eases quarantine restrictions, travelers from Vietnam, Covid-19 pandemic, improving situation
New comment has just been added. Click here
Sort:NewBest News