HN postpones centralized quarantine to visitors from Omicron-hit areas

12/29/2021 10:00 AM

VGP – Ha Noi will allow people coming from Omicron-affected countries to self-isolate instead of undergoing quarantine at centralized facilities as the city first planned.

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The decision was made one day after the city released regulations on the centralized quarantine.

The regulation will take effect from January 1, 2022 in which entrants who are fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 will undertake three days of self-isolation and those who are single dosed or unvaccinated will bear one-weak self-isolation either at home or in lodging facilities.

People of both groups need subsequent 14 days of self-health surveillance if they are tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 in PCR testing, according to the decision made on December 28.  

Those who are aged under 18 and above 65, pregnant women, and with underlying diseases will be isolated with caretakers that are double dosed.

Earlier, the Government agreed to resume scheduled international flight routes to some destinations of high safety.

So far, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has allowed airlines to sell tickets to Japan and the US, the two destinations with Omicron variant detection.

Viet Nam reported the first case with the Omicron variant. It’s a visitor coming from the UK on December 20.  

Ha Noi tops localities nationwide for the number of Covid-19 infections with nearly 35,000 cases, including 70% recovered./.

By Kim Anh