Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to temporarily suspend inbound flights from countries and territories, firstly the UK and South Africa, that have reported new COVID-19 variants. This is part of the Directive No. 01/CT-TTg signed by PM Phuc on strengthening prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of 6:05 pm on Tuesday (5/1), the nation confirmed 1,494 COVID-19 patients, including 693 local infections. Of the patient tally, 1,339 have recovered and exited hospitals while 35 others have been reported dead.