Vietnam: Health Ministry’s guidance for COVID-19 prevention, control
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The Ministry of Health of Vietnam has released guidance for people to follow to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection.
Under the instructions, people should void travelling if they have a high temperature, coughing or difficulty breathing. They should go to medical stations or hospitals immediately if have suspected symptoms and describe their travel history to medical workers.
If a person has suspected symptoms while travelling, they should immediately inform workers on planes, trains or coaches and go to medical stations or hospitals as soon as possible.
Everyone should cover their nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing into a tissue. Tissues should be disposed of into closed bins after use.
People were also advised to avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
Meat and eggs should be cooked thoroughly and unprotected contact with live wild or farm animals should be avoided.
The ministry also advised washing hands after coughing or sneezing, as well as when caring for the sick, before during and after preparing food and after using the toilet.
Hands should be washed even if they are not visibly dirty and washed with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
People must avoid unprotected contact with sick people (including touching one’s eyes, nose or mouth) and with live farm or wild animals.
Finally, the ministry advised wearing masks in crowded places or when contacting people with suspected symptoms.