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|Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam (Photo: VNA)|
The self-paying quarantine facilities are set up for diplomatic and official passport holders, experts in key projects, and important trade partners, it was agreed at the meeting of the national steering committee for preventing and combating COVID-19.
Dam, who is head of the committee, emphasised the core role of the military force in quarantining. He asked the involved military units to continue implementing strictly quarantine regulations issued by the Ministry of Health.
The heath sector should encourage people to join the voluntary health declarations to make it easier for the classification of cases, he ordered.
Deputy PM Dam called for special attention to be paid to vulnerable groups such as the elderly, people with chronic diseases and disabilities, warning them to limit traveling and stay at home.
According to the Ministry of Health, as of 12:00 noon on March 20, Vietnam recorded 85 COVID-19 cases, of which 17 have been cured and discharged from hospital.
More than 38,000 people having close contact with confirmed infection cases or entering Vietnam from pandemic-hit areas are being quarantined.