On April 15, 2020, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc agreed to a proposal to extend the country’s social distancing measures under Directive 16 for at least one more week in risk-categorized provinces and cities. These measures, including a prohibition on public gatherings of more than two people and a suspension of public transportation services, were originally put in place for the period from April 1 to April 15.
Specifically, according to the official website of the Government:
Depending on the relevant circumstances, a provincial people’s committee will decide on the specific implementation of social distancing measures in its locality.
The government recently announced some new relief measures to support workers who have lost income as well as companies who have lost business due to COVID-19.
Decree No. 41/2020/ND-CP, issued and taking effect on April 8, 2020, extends the deadline for tax and land rental payment for a number of taxpayers, including companies in many sectors, small and extra-small enterprises, and credit institutions providing supporting services for clients affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more details on Decree 41, please click here.
Resolution No. 42/NQ-CP, issued on April 9, 2020, sets out a number of financial relief measures applicable to individuals and companies facing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes payments to workers who have lost their jobs or incomes as a result of the pandemic, and collateral-free, zero-interest loans to companies who are struggling to meet payroll requirements. For more details on Resolution 42, please click here.