On 19 October 2021, the National Assembly approved Resolution 406/NQ-UBTVQH15 (“Resolution 406”) introducing some policies to support enterprises and citizens affected by COVID-19 pandemic.
Weekly News Bulletin
Weekly News Bulletin
News Bulletin 85 - Week 3, October 2021
Following many months of restrictive lockdown in many parts of the country, normal activities are starting to resume in the country’s biggest cities.
News Bulletin 84 - Week 2, October 2021
The past week has seen Vietnam easing more restrictions and the city streets becoming more busy as people start resuming some normalcy in their life. Vietnamese leaders continue to stress and push vaccination as the only solution to overcoming Covid-19, in addition to other health protocols. As the world is transitioning from pandemic to endemic, Việt Nam needs to ensure its vaccination progress and greater adeptness at targeting control measures and support policies to follow suit.
News Bulletin 83 - Week 1, October 2021
The biggest news coming out of Vietnam last week was the ending of strict Covid-19 lockdown in Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest city in Vietnam. Vietnam’s largest city today lifted its coronavirus lockdown to bring to an end nearly three months of restrictions on all activities to curb a deadly surge in the pandemic.
News Bulletin 82 - Week 4, September 2021
Hanoi has now reopened its city again after almost two months of Covid19 lockdown. In Ho Chi Minh City, the city is preparing to slowly reopen after three months of hard lockdown. The government is making plans to allow fully vaccinated people to go outside, albeit in a controlled manner.
News Bulletin 81 - Week 3, September 2021
Strict lockdown in Ho Chi Minh City was supposed to end on 15 September but this has now been extended to 30 September. As part of its reopening plans, the city plans to issue green and yellow passes to people who have received 2 jabs and 1 jab respectively.
News Bulletin 80 - Week 2, September 2021
Vietnam’s self-declared deadline to “control” Covid-19 by 15 September will probably not be possible as HCMC government officials have asked for more time to wrest the Covid-19 under control. Business chambers met with the city’s government officials to discuss the roadmap for the city’s reopening. Meanwhile in Hanoi the lockdown continued and restrictions will probably not ease for another couple of weeks.
News Bulletin 79 - Week 1, September 2021
Now going into its fifth month of social distancing directive and second month of severe lockdown, Vietnam’s economy has been severely impacted. Second half 2021 GDP numbers are down significantly with many economists projecting annual GDP growth to come in at 4% range, well down from the initial 6.5-7% projection at the beginning of the year.
News Bulletin 78 - Week 5, August 2021
Most of Vietnam, particularly in the south, are in the second week of 24 hour lockdown. The now three months lockdown has impact the economy dramatically and many business, big and small, are struggling to operate. The goal is to end the current lockdown by 15th September, it remains to be seen if that can be achieved.
News Bulletin 77 - Week 4, August 2021
Ho Chi Minh City has implemented the strictest lockdown to date this week, requiring residents to strictly stay in their homes for the next 15 days. The government has set 15 September as the target date to control the Covid outbreaks that are spreading throughout southern Vietnam.
News Bulletin 76 - Week 3, August 2021
The Vietnamese government extended is social distancing (lockdown) for another 30 days until September 15, 2021. The additional 30 days lockdown will consist of two phases to control the pandemic. Covid-19 numbers appear to have plateaued over the past week but the number remains high.