Vietnam May Extend Social Distancing Ban in Some Cities

(Bloomberg) -- Vietnam may extend its social distancing order in provinces and cities that have a high risk of the spread of the novel coronavirus spread, the government said in a posting on its website.

The government initiated a 15-day social distancing and stay-at-home order April 1. It is now looking to divide provinces and regions of the country into three groups in terms of the risk of the virus’ further outbreak, the posting said.

The government will continue its social distancing order “for some time” after April 15 for regions considered to be at a high risk of the virus, it said. Other areas will see a relaxing of restrictions, the posting said.

The government will continue its nationwide order for compulsory wearing of masks in public places and other requirements, such as quarantining those suspected of having the virus, it said.

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