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Vietnam has no high Covid risk areas

By Viet Tuan   February 9, 2022 | 01:43 am PT
Vietnam has no high Covid risk areas
Travelers and pilgrims wait in line to ride the cable car to the Ba Den Mountain in southern Tay Ninh Province during the Lunar New Year holiday on February 5, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Phuong Thao
Under the Health Ministry's new Covid assessment criteria, 48 cities and provinces in Vietnam are safe zones and the remaining 15 are medium-risk areas.

The only two high-risk provinces from last week, Tra Vinh and Binh Phuoc, both in the south, have had their Covid-19 risk level drop. Tra Vinh is now a safe, or low-risk area, and Binh Phuoc medium-risk.

Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi have remained safe areas since last week.

Regions classified as having low coronavirus risks will see most of their services and businesses resume, including non-essential ones like bars, dance clubs and massage parlors.

The Health Ministry last month adjusted its risk assessment system, with greater focus on treatment capabilities and less on case count. Vaccination coverage is another factor.

 
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