Efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 continues after a surge in new cases.


  • On 5 August, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control urged localities to monitor strictly and quarantine traveller with records to Da Nang to prevent contain the spread.
  • Health official foresees a peak in the number of cases in the coming ten days.
  • With new cases linked to hospitals, the Ministry of Health issued a Notification No. 1212 / CD – BYT on 3 August to intensify the prevention and control of COVID-19 infection in medical facilities, especially protective measures toward those who fall under the high risk category.
  • Medical facilities are to promptly review, proactively and actively implement preventive measures and control at facilities, space out areas with higher density of people, and minimise the number of family members to attend to the patients.