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Vietnam’s face mask wearing rule still compulsory for passengers

Saturday, October 24, 2020, 14:06 GMT+7
Vietnam’s face mask wearing rule still compulsory for passengers
Airport staff and passengers are required to wear face masks. Photo: NIA / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Transport has requested relevant units to continue enforcing COVID-19 prevention and fighting measures, asking all passengers to wear face masks in a proper manner on aircraft, buses, and trains.

The ministry has just issued a document to direct the implementation of the face mask rule, following the guidelines of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in a recent regular cabinet meeting.

Accordingly, all passengers are required to wear face masks at airports, coach and train stations, and on all means of public transportation to minimize the risks of virus transmission in the community.

Transport firms, vehicle owners and operators as well as bus and flight attendants are requested to tell passengers of buses, taxis, coaches, trains, boats, ferries, and at airports to don face masks throughout their journey.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam is tasked with telling local carriers and the Airports Corporation of Vietnam to follow the rule, asking Vietnamese and foreign passengers to put on face masks during flights, check-in, and waiting time.

The rule is mandatory for relatives of passengers and all people at airports.

Transport firms will continue spreading COVID-19 fighting and prevention messages – wear face masks, sanitize hands, keep a safe distance, avoid gatherings, and declare health status – at stations, rest stops, and on vehicles.

Prime Minister Phuc on Monday directed authorities in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to enforce face mask donning rules in public places and strictly penalize any violator.

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