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COVID-19 and the labour market in Viet Nam

— theme: Skills recognition and migration
— country: Viet Nam
— type: Guidelines

In Viet Nam, COVID-19 infection has unfolded in three phases. The first phase developed from late January to mid February 2020. During this period, all reported cases had in common a clear travel history to China. The second phase, which began in early March after a long stretch with no reported COVID-19 cases in Viet Nam, saw the emergence of cases linked to travel from countries other than China that became new viral epicentres. Both phases were characterized by a clear traceability of infections, which means that all reported cases in Viet Nam could be ultimately tracked back to close contact with infected individuals outside of the country. As of 20 April 2020, no new case has been reported for four consecutive days. The entire country still remains vigilant, but the lack of new infections is a strong indication of the effectiveness of Government’s concerted efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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