Gatherings of over 20 people banned in two weeks amid rapid COVID-19 spread
VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc warned that
the spread of the novel coronavirus will outpace us if prompt and drastic
measures are not taken, while addressing a meeting on the COVID-19
prevention and control.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Photo: VGP
The Government chief ordered local authorities to
temporarily suspend all gatherings of more than 20 people for at least two
weeks and temporary closure of such services like massage parlors, tourist
sites, cinemas, restaurants.
Phuc also urged authorities at all levels to
accelerate deployment of drastic measures to early detect and isolate
stricken areas as the number of infections has increased quickly, from 17 on
March 3 to 148 as of March 25.