No fireworks display, large gatherings on New Year’s Eve
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has requested localities not to let off fireworks and at the same time to restrict events of large crowds of people on New Year’s Eve as part of COVID-19 prevention and control efforts.
Vietnamese people will enjoy a three-day New Year holiday, starting on January 1.
In a telegram dated December 31, the PM pointed out that the COVID-19 outbreak remains complicated, especially following the emergence of the Omicron variant.
To control the outbreak and avoid an overwhelmed health system, the PM asked localities and agencies to strictly implement COVID-19 measures, including the 5K message and vaccination.
He asked them to ensure to medicine and medical oxygen, closely monitor the outbreak and timely treat people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus at the grassroots level.
Organisations and individuals that violate COVID-19 regulations especially at tourist attractions, train stations, airports, hospitals, markets, and supermarkets, will be subject to punitive measures according to the law, says the telegram.