ASEAN Briefing: Coronavirus Update

Due to the developing situation in China and Asia concerning the Coronavirus, this article has been prepared as a running live update service to keep businesses involved in ASEAN updated with the latest relevant regional news.

Travel Advisory: we are hearing accounts of travelers in some ASEAN countries being denied entry if they possess any China visa history in their passport.

While this may not be official policy, it appears to be implemented at certain border crossings in more remote areas.

Intra-Asia travel may best be arranged through main exit-entry points where facilities are more advanced.

ASEAN coronavirus updates by country from the outset.

Brunei

  • One new case in the country, bringing the total to 134.
  • The number of cases has increased to 133.
  • 131 COVID-19 cases in Brunei as of 1 April
  • The number of cases has reached 129.
  • Brunei reported its 1st coronavirus death Saturday.
  • There are 115 cases in Brunei.
  • Cases in Brunei increase to 91.
  • The number of cases in Brunei has reached 88. And 2 patients have recovered.
  • Brunei said its citizens and foreign residents in the country are barred from leaving the nation. The number of cases has risen to 50.
  • Brunei said 5 more people had tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • Brunei has reported its 1st case of COVID-19, a 53-yr-old local man returning to the Sultanate from Kuala Lumpur with three friends.
  • Visitors from the Chinese provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu are barred from entering Brunei with the exception of Brunei citizens and permanent residents.

Cambodia

  • Cambodia has reported 4 more cases, raising the total to 114.
  • Cambodia has 110 cases and three deaths.
  • The country has 109 recorded cases.
  • The Prime Minister has ordered the closure of all casinos in the country. The number of cases in the country has reached 107.
  • The number of cases in the country stands at 99.
  • Cambodia has confirmed another 12 cases of coronavirus. There are now 24 known cases in the country.
  • Cambodia has reported four new cases of the coronavirus, including a 4-month-old baby. The number of cases has risen to 12.
  • Cambodia has ordered the closure of schools in the capital, Phnom Penh, and the popular tourist destination of Siem Reap.
  • Cambodia has announced a ban on the entry of foreigners from Italy, Germany, Spain, France and the US for 30 days.
  • Cambodia has found 3 British nationals infected with the coronavirus on a tourist boat on the Mekong River.

Indonesia

  • The total number of infections increased to 2,092 with the number of deaths also increasing to 191. A total of 150 have recovered.
  • The number of COVID-19 cases has increased to 3 April, to 1,986. The number of deaths also increased to 181, and 112 have recovered.
  • The number of infections to 2 April increased to 1,790 with the number of deaths increasing to 170. The number of fully recovered patients stands at 103.
  • The government is considering to start a new national holiday to prevent the annual mass exodus that usually takes place at the end of the Muslim fasting month.
  • Starting 2 April, the country’s largest international airport, Soekarno-Hatta, will ban the entry of foreign visitors. Transits are also not permitted.
  • 149 new cases of COVID-19 as of 1 April, bringing the total to 1,677. The death toll also increased by 21 to 157, and 81 patients have recovered.
  • The government will lower the corporate income tax rate from 25 to 22% this year.
  • Indonesia has scrapped a budget deficit cap introduced after the Asian financial crisis to help shield the economy from the outbreak. The budget deficit cap has been pushed to 5% of GDP this year, it was originally set at 3%. This allowed the government to allocate 405.1-T rupiah ($24.8-B) to fight the pandemic.
  • The number of cases in Indonesia has increased to 1,528 with the death toll also increasing to 136.
  • Indonesia is set to release about 30,000 prisoners early as the country seeks to avoid possible infections in its prisons.
  • The government will suspend all arrivals and transit by non-Indonesians except for foreigners with stay permits and diplomats.
  • The number of cases in Indonesia has increased to 1,414, with the total death toll also increasing to 122. The number of patients recovering has reached 75.
  • Indonesia reported 130 new cases, bringing the total number of infections to 1,285. The number of deaths increased to 114, 64 have recovered.
  • The governor of Jakarta has extended the capital’s state of emergency status until 19 April.
  • The number of cases has increased to 1,155 with the number of deaths increasing to 102, and 59 patients have recovered.
  • The number of cases in the country rises to 1,046, amid 87 deaths, and 46 patients have recovered.
  • A Garuda Indonesia flight arrived Friday carrying 40 tons of health supplies from China. The supplies included personal protective equipment and rapid test kits and masks.
  • The number of infections in the country has reached 893 with the number of deaths rising to 78. 35 patients have fully recovered.
  • The Financial Services Authority (OJK) will extend loan payment deadlines for micro, small and medium enterprises for up to 1 year to counter the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new relaxation would apply to business loans worth up to 10-B rupiah (US$619,118).
  • The country has reported 105 new cases, bringing the total to 790. The number of deaths increased by 58. One patient has also recovered today bringing the total to 31.
  • Cases in Indonesia have increased to 685. The death toll has also increased to 55. 30 patients have recovered. 
  • COVID-19 cases have jumped to 579, with the death toll increased by one to 49.
  • The government has completed the renovation of the former Athletes Village in Jakarta into a hospital for COVID-19 patients. The new hospital can treat as many as 22,000 patients.
  • The number of positive cases in Indonesia increased to 514, with the death toll also increasing to 48.
  • Indonesia has announced 81 new coronavirus cases and six additional deaths, bringing the total number of cases to 450 and the number of deaths to 38.
  • Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has declared a state of emergency for the next 2 weeks in an effort to contain the pandemic. He urged all companies in the city to close their offices including entertainment venues.
  • Authorities launched rapid testing for the disease today in areas where there have been cases of the virus.
  • The number of cases in Indonesia has risen to 369, and the number of deaths has risen to 32, and 17 have recovered.
  • The Mayor of the city of Bogor tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The number of cases in Indonesia has risen to 227, with the death toll also rising to 19.
  • The President has told Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati to divert 40-T rupiah ($2.7-B) from the non-urgent government budget to increase spending in programs that could provide direct support to household consumption or increase people’s purchasing power.
  • Foreign visitors wishing to enter Indonesia must obtain a visa from Indonesian missions in accordance with the purpose of their visit and applicants must provide a health certificate issued by a relevant health authority from their respective countries.
  • Indonesia will suspend its Visa exemption policy for all countries for 1 month and expand restrictions for people with a history of travel to some of the world’s countries hardest hit by the coronavirus. The suspension includes short-stay visits, visa-on-arrival and diplomatic visa-free facilities.
  • The number of cases in Indonesia has risen to 172.

Laos

  • Laos has now recorded 10 cases.
  • The government has closed all international checkpoints to stop passengers from exiting and entering the country. The country has confirmed eight cases of COVID-19.
  • The country has recorded six cases of COVID-19.
  • Laos has recorded its first two cases of COVID-19. The two include a 28-year-old male hotel worker and a 36-year-old female tour guide.
  • The government will postpone the 11th National Sports Games.
  • The US government has provided personal protective equipment to Laos which includes 440 protective goggles, 1,500 surgical gowns, and 220 face shields, along with biohazard disposal bags, aprons, N95 face masks, safety boxes, gloves, and hand sanitizer supplies.
  • The Laos Ministry of Commerce has set a ceiling for the prices of facemasks; the retail price of three-layer masks cannot exceed 25,000 kip ($2.82) for a box of 50, while a single mask must not be sold for more than 1,000 kip. ($0.11).
  • 2 suspected cases being investigated.
  • The country has sealed off Golden Triangle road borders with China and Myanmar and suspended flights to China.
  • Numerous international and private schools have closed for the time being.
  • No cases reported to date, passenger screening being introduced.
  • Laos is putting in place monitoring facilities on its borders.

Malaysia

  •  Malaysia has reported 150 new coronavirus cases, with 3,483 in total and 4 new deaths.
  • The number of cases has reached 2,908 with the number of deaths increased to 45.
  • The number of cases has risen to 2,766 with the number of deaths reaching 43.
  • The number of infections has risen by 156, bringing the total to 2,626 with the number of deaths reaching 37.
  • Malaysia reported 150 new cases and 7 deaths, bringing the total number of infections to 2,470 amid 34 deaths.
  • The country announces a 2nd $58-B stimulus package to counter the economic impact of COVID-19.
  • Malaysia reported 159 new cases, taking the total to 2,320, amid 27 deaths.
  • Malaysia reported 130 new coronavirus cases and a total of 2,161 infections.
  • There were 235 new cases in the country, bringing the total number of cases to 2,031.
  • Malaysia’s King and Queen are under quarantine after seven palace staff test positive for COVID-19.
  • The country recorded another 172 new cases, bringing the total to 1,796.
  • The Prime Minister announced an extension of the restriction of movement order by another 2 weeks until 14 April. He also announced a 2nd stimulus package.
  • Malaysia reported its 17th COVID-19 related death.
  • Another 106 cases reported in Malaysia, bringing the total to 1,624.
  • The number of cases has jumped to 1,512, with 14 deaths in total.
  • The government has allocated another $135-M for the Health Ministry to combat the virus.
  • Malaysia’s death toll stands at 9 with 1,306 recorded cases.
  • The country has reported its 3rd COVID-19 related death.
  • The country will mobilize the army to help enforce curbs on movement aimed at reining in the coronavirus.
  • Malaysia reported 130 new cases of coronavirus infection, sending the cumulative total to 1,030.
  • The country will deploy the army from Sunday to assist police in enforcing a partial lockdown.
  • Malaysia shut its borders with Singapore, beginning a 14-day partial lockdown.
  • Malaysia has reported its second COVID-19 death. The number of cases has reached 673.
  • Malaysia reported its 1st death from coronavirus.
  • Malaysia now has 553 reported cases.
  • Malaysia will impose a nationwide movement control order from Wednesday until the end of the month. The order includes a comprehensive restriction on movements and public gatherings including a ban on all religious, sports, social, and cultural activities.
  • Malaysia’s Prime Minister has announced a two week lockdown of the country.
  • Malaysia reported 190 new cases of coronavirus, most linked to a religious event at a mosque that was attended by more than 10,000 people from several countries.
  • Malaysia reported 41 new coronavirus cases, all linked to a religious event on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur that was attended by about 10,000 people from several countries.
  • Malaysia has cancelled all Education Ministry programmes.

Myanmar

  • The country has confirmed 15 cases.
  • Myanmar has reported its 1st death from the coronavirus.
  • Myanmar suspended issuing entry Visas starting on Sunday, 29 March, as part of efforts to curb the spread of the virus.
  • The country now has 5 cases of COVID-19.
  • Myanmar has reported its 1st cases of COVID-19, two Myanmar nationals, a 36-year-old travelling from the United States and 26-year-old returning from Britain.
  • Myanmar’s armed forces have announced it will postpone its annual military parade to try to prevent the spread of the virus.
  • The Ministry of Health is preparing $200,000 in funding to buy laboratory equipment, medicines, and protective equipment to fight the virus.
  • Government officials have restricted travel and increased health checks along the border with China.
  • Country suspends Visa on Arrival for all travelers from China.
  • 7 patients isolated after showing symptoms, no confirmation on new cases.
  • 1 suspected case reported the country turns back China Southern flight carrying 79 passengers from Guangzhou.

Philippines

  • The health ministry of the Philippines has reported the number of infections has risen to 3,094 while the number of deaths has also increased to 144.
  • The number of cases in the country reaches 3,018 with 136 deaths.
  • Bernardita Catalla, the Philippines Ambassador to Lebanon, has died from COVID-19.
  • The President has warned that residents who break quarantine could be shot by the police.
  • The Philippines recorded 227 new coronavirus cases and eight more deaths. This brings the total number of infections to 2,311 and the total number of deaths to 96.
  • The health ministry reported its single largest daily increase in deaths and infections, 10 more people died, bringing the total number of fatalities to 88, while 538 additional infections increased overall cases to 2,084.
  • The country’s health ministry reported 7 new deaths and 128 more infections, bringing the death toll to 78 and the total number of infections to 1,546.
  • The Philippine health ministry announced 343 new cases and three new deaths. This brings the number of infections to 1,418 and the death toll to 71.
  • The Philippines reported 14 new COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total to 68. The number of infections has reached 1,075.
  • The country has recorded 9 new deaths, bringing the total to 54 whereas the number of infections also increased to 803.
  • Philippines Armed Forces Chief Felimon Santos Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • The US has cancelled its annual military exercise with the Philippines.
  • The Philippines reports 71 new cases and seven more deaths. This brings the total number of infections reaches 707, with the death toll at 45.
  • The total number of cases rise to 552, with the death toll rising to 35.
  • The Philippines has confirmed 39 new cases, bringing the country’s total to 501.
  • More than 670 Filipino health workers have been quarantined over fears they were exposed to the virus.
  • The number of infections in the Philippines rises to 462.
  • The country recorded its 19th death in 307 cases.
  • The Philippines’ health ministry reported 45 more confirmed cases, bringing the nationwide total to 307.
  • The Philippines has reported 13 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of positive cases in the country to 230.
  • The Philippines will stop issuing visas to foreigners in a bid to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
  • Thousands of people have rushed to the Philippines’ main international airport in a bid to get out of the country amid a month-long lockdown.
  • Cebu Pacific is canceling all flights: domestic and international from 19 March through 14 April.
  • Thousands of foreign travellers need to leave the northern Philippines by Friday or they will be stranded in the region, which has been placed under quarantine.
  • The country has recorded two more deaths due to the coronavirus, bringing the total to 14.
  • According to the Philippines’ health ministry, 45 more cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed, bringing the total number of cases to 187.
  • Philippine Airlines has cancelled all domestic flights with immediate effect as a result of the strict quarantine imposed across the island of Luzon.
  • The country has also halted stock, bond and currency trading until further notice.
  • President Rodrigo Duterte placed the entire Philippine island of Luzon under an enhanced community quarantine until April 12, affecting some 57 million people. Any public movement would be restricted to only buying food, medicine and other essential items necessary for survival.

Singapore

  • Singapore confirmed 75 more cases, bringing the total to 1,189.
  • The country reported 65 new cases, bringing the national total to 1,114 infections. 
  • The Prime Minister announced that most workplaces will be closed from next Tuesday 7 April and all schools will move to full home-based learning a day later.
  • The country recorded its 5th COVID-19 related death.
  • Infections have increased by 49 to 1,049 with the number of deaths increased to 4.
  • The number of infections in the country has reached 1,000 with 2 new clusters identified, as well as a workers’ dormitory located at 55 Sungei Kadut Loop.
  • The number of infections in the country has reached 926.
  • The number of infections has reached 844.
  • Singapore reports its 3rd COVID-19 death with the number of cases reaching 802.
  • The number of cases has increased to 732.
  • The country has imposed a S$10,000 ($7,000) and jail time for up to 6 months for violators of the new social distancing rules. People must keep
  • Singapore issued an S$48-B ($33-B) stimulus package to tide its economy through the outbreak.
  • The country reported 73 new cases with several new clusters located. This brings the total number of infections to 631. 
  • 49 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, 32 of which were imported cases. This brings the number of cases to 558.
  • Singapore reports 54 new cases, 48 of which were imported by residents from other parts of the world where the infection has spread.
  • National carrier Singapore Airlines will ground 96% of its capacity that had been scheduled up until April of this year.
  • The number of cases in Singapore has risen to 455.
  • Singapore has reported its 1st 2 deaths, the 1st fatality was a 75-year-old female Singaporean, while the second victim was a 64-year-old man from Indonesia.
  • Singapore reported 40 new coronavirus cases, mainly imported infections from the United Kingdom. The number of infections stands at 385.
  • The Ministry of Health on 19 March confirmed 32 new COVID-19 cases, taking the national total to 345. Of the new cases, 24 cases are imported and 8 are local cases.
  • Singapore has reported 17 new cases, bringing the total number infections to 243.
  • The Ministry of Health reported 14 new COVID-19 cases on 15 March, bringing the country’s total to 226.
  • Singapore will block entry or transit for visitors with travel history to Italy, France, Spain and Germany within the last 14 days.
  • Singapore will cease port calls for all cruise vessels, effective immediately, according to the country’s Maritime and Port Authority.
  • Singaporeans have been advised by the country’s health ministry to defer all non-essential travel to Italy, France, Spain and Germany.
  • National carrier Singapore Airlines and SilkAir have cancelled a number flights to and from several cities in India until 26 April.

Thailand

  • The country reported 89 new cases, bringing the national total to 2,067.
  • There are now 1,978 infections and 19 deaths in the country.
  • Thailand has announced an indefinite, nationwide curfew starting Friday. Residents will not be allowed to leave their premises between 10p and 4a.
  • Thailand has reported 104 new coronavirus cases, bringing its total to 1,875 cases. The number of deaths is at 15.
  • The country reported 127 new cases, bringing the national total to 1,651. There have been 10 deaths.
  • Thailand has reported 127 new cases and 1 death. The country now has 1,651 cases.
  • The country recorded 136 new local cases, bringing the total to 1,524, with 1 more deaths. 
  • Thailand recorded 143 new cases and 1 death, bringing the total number of infections to 1,338 and 7 deaths.
  • Thailand reported 109 new cases and 1 death on Saturday, bringing the total to 1,245 infections and six deaths.
  • Thailand reported 91 new coronavirus cases and one death, bringing the total number of infections to 1,136 amid five deaths.
  • The country announces 111 new cases, bringing the total to 1,045.
  • Thailand has recorded 107 new coronavirus cases, bringing the nationwide total to 934.
  • The government has declared a state of emergency which will give extra authority to officials. The government also approved a $3.25-B stimulus package.
  • The country has reported its 2nd COVID-19 related death, amid 721 infections.
  • Thailand will close its land borders beginning late Monday to curb the spread of the virus. Among the border checkpoints ordered closed were the crossings between Thailand and Malaysia, Thailand and Laos in Nakhon Phanom, and the crossings between Thailand and Cambodia in Sa Kaeo Province.
  • The country has reported an increase of 123 cases as of March 23, bringing the total number of infections to 721.
  • Thailand reported its largest daily increase in coronavirus infections, with 89 new cases taking the national tally to 411.
  • Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang signed a shutdown order effective from Sunday to 12 April. The order will see the closure of restaurants, department stores, markets, schools, barbers, sports stadiums, golf courses, and massage parlours, among others. Exceptions include takeaway restaurants, supermarkets, drug stores, and food markets.
  • Thailand has reported a spike in cases, with its total rising by 35 to 212.
  • Thailand has reported 30 new cases of coronavirus bringing its total to 177, and 11 of the 30 cases are linked to a boxing ring fight.
  • Officials in Thailand have confirmed 33 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections to 147.
  • Thailand reported 32 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total infections to 114.
  • Thailand reported 7 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases to 82.
  • Thailand reported 11 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases in the Southeast Asian country to 70.
  • Thailand will stop issuing Visas on arrival for visitors from all countries that were previously eligible for them. The country will also cancel visa exemptions for visitors from SKorea, Italy and Hong Kong.
  • Travelers from China, Macau, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy and SKorea are now required to present a medical certificate proving they are not infected with COVID-19 before boarding their flight to Thailand.

Vietnam

  • Vietnam’s Immigration Department will allow foreign nationals on visa-free, tourist visas (including e-visas) that are unable to leave the country, to extend their stays up to a period of 30 days by filing an application with the authority. The policy is effective from March 30 to April 30. Foreigners that have entered for work or other purposes can contact their embassies and sponsors for further guidance in accordance with the law.
  • Vietnam’s Ministry of Labor is seeking up to 8,500 foreign experts to enter the country for key national projects. If approved, they would be quarantined for 14 days as per health guidelines.
  • Hanoi city authorities stated they would intensify the social distancing rules and fine people who were out for non-essential reasons. In addition, ride-hailing motorbike services have also been temporarily suspended in Hanoi.
  • As of 4 April, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health confirmed a total of 239 cases of COVID-19. 35 of the affected were traced to Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi. However, 90 of the affected patients have recovered.
  • The government is considering a $2.73-B emergency package for those affected by COVID-19. The measures target a number of beneficiaries in the next three months.
  • As of 3 April, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health confirmed a total of 237 cases of COVID-19, and 35 of the affected were traced to Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi. However, 85 of the affected patients have recovered.
  • The country has recorded 227 cases.
  • Vietnam has planned a 10% electricity price cut for three months to support virus-hit consumers.
  • Vietnam’s Prime Minister has stated that he wants the fiscal stimulus package to revive the country’s economy to be increased from $1.27 to $6.36-B.
  • Vietnam based Hyundai assembler TC Motor and Honda Vietnam have shut down their plants until at least 15 April. 
  • Vietnam’s Ministry of Health confirmed a total of 222 cases of COVID-19. 35 of the affected were traced to Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi. However, 64 of the affected patients have recovered.
  • The number of cases has increased to 218.
  • Japan has pledged to help Vietnam in dealing with the pandemic by offering $1.86-M via international organizations.
  • In line with the order, domestic flights have been significantly reduced to just 1 round trip a day between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City; Hanoi and Da Nang; Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. Passenger trains between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are also limited to 2 trips a day.
  • Factories, businesses and service establishments producing and providing essential goods are allowed to remain open but must follow strict health guidelines.
  • Vietnam on 1 April implemented strict social distancing rules nationwide for 15 days to curb the spread of COVID-19. The measures include self-isolation and restricting people from leaving homes except for food and medicines. The gathering of more than 2 people is also banned while also keeping a distance of 2 meters when outside.
  • As of 1 April, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health confirmed a total of 212 cases of COVID-19 and 35 of the affected were traced to Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi. However, 60 of the affected patients have recovered.
  • Vietnam will begin 15 days of social distancing from last Wednesday to curb community transmission.
  • Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on 30 March declared COVID-19 a nationwide pandemic and urged authorities at all levels to focus on efforts to contain the pandemic.
  • Toyota Motor Vietnam became the latest foreign automobile manufacturer to suspend its vehicle production from 30 March.
  • The US has earmarked a total of $274-M in humanitarian assistance for 64 countries hit by COVID-19 including Vietnam, which would receive $3-M worth of support.
  • As of 31 March, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health confirmed a total of 204 cases of COVID-19, and 33 of the affected were traced to Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi. However, 55 of the affected patients have recovered.
  •  Vietnam imported 200,000 rapid test kids from South Korea to carry out mass testing.
  • As of 30 March, there were 194 cases of COVID-19. 24 of the affected were traced to Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi. 52 of the affected patients have recovered.
  • The Prime Minister has asked Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City authorities to ensure they are ready for lockdown scenarios. This includes enough resources such as food and address issues related to price gouging of food and medical supplies.
  • The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has proposed that the government issue a $854 -M bailout package to alleviate the impact of COVID-19.
  • Vietnam will halt incoming passenger flights in the coming 2 weeks.
  • The number of infections has risen to 188.
  • The country has 163 cases.
  • The country limits domestic flights from Saturday.
  • Vietnam will ban events and gatherings of more than 20 people. The country has 153 cases.
  • Local airline Vietjet has launched an insurance policy named ‘SKY COVID CARE’ which allows passengers to claim up to $8,550 if they are infected with COVID-19 while traveling on 1 of its flights.
  • The country suspended the signing of new rice export contracts until 28 March.
  • Vietnam has closed all restaurants with a capacity of 30 people or more in Ho Chi Minh City were closed until 31 March. There were 134 cases as of 24 March.
  • The number of cases rises to 123.
  • Infections in Vietnam have risen to 113.
  • Vietnam suspended all inbound international flights. The number of cases in the country reached 92 as of Saturday, 21 March.
  • Vietnam temporarily suspended Visa-free travel for citizens of Japan, Belarus and Russia.
  • Vietnam Airlines suspended all international flights until at least 30 April.
  • Vietnam will introduce mandatory quarantine for all visitors from the US, Europe and ASEAN countries. There are 61 cases in the country.
  • Vietnam’s health ministry said all passengers coming from or through China, SKorea, the UK and Schengen countries will be compulsorily quarantined and tested for coronavirus.
  • The F1 races in Bahrain and Vietnam have been postponed.
  • Vietnam has confirmed its 34th case of COVID-19.
  • Vietnam has reported another coronavirus case, raising the national total to 32.
  • For more information regarding other travel restriction policies in the country, please see this link.
  • Vietnam is temporarily suspending Visa exemptions for eight countries due to the outbreak. Citizens of the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, France, Germany and Spain will temporarily not be able to use the Va-waiver program.
  • Vietnam confirmed one new case of novel coronavirus, bringing the nationwide tally to 31.

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