07 May 2020 – Social distancing measures reduced while nation returns to normal activities

Type of Intervention: Advisory, Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Education, Private Sector and Businesses
Intervention Categories: Reopening schools; Reopening offices, businesses, institutions, and operations; Listening to scientists or health/other experts
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The Prime Minister in consultation with relevant stakeholders such as the community, national and international professionals and the Steering Committee members.

Overview: Based on the assessment that is made by professionals, national and international, the Steering Committee and especially the fact that no new locally transmitted cases are reported on 21st day. The Prime Minister decided to continue to loosen social distancing mechanism. School across the country are re-opened and school children and students don’t have to wear masks in classes, while they and everyone else still have to keep their new hygienic habits, such as washing hands with soaps frequently, avoid going out if not necessary. Almost all kinds of businesses are allowed to re-open except Karaoke and Beauty spas. So, the intervention is aimed at everyone across the country from all walks of life and the entire society.
Full details here: https://moh.gov.vn/hoat-dong-cua-lanh-dao-bo/-/asset_publisher/TW6LTp1ZtwaN/content/thu-tuong-tiep-tuc-giam-gian-cach-xa-hoi-the-nao-e-tro-lai-hoat-ong-binh-thuong?inheritRedirect=false&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fmoh.gov.vn%3A443%2Fhoat-dong-cua-lanh-dao-bo%3Fp_p_id%3D101_INSTANCE_TW6LTp1ZtwaN%26p_p_lifecycle%3D0%26p_p_state%3Dnormal%26p_p_mode%3Dview%26p_p_col_id%3Drow-0-column-2%26p_p_col_count%3D2

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Advice of EXTERNAL group of non-academics (e.g. business or community leaders), Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling)
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – academic, National – government