Official Dispatch No. 4352/BYT-MT guiding the quarantine and testing in industrial parks
20% of employees in industrial parks shall be randomly tested for COVID-19
This content is prescribed in the Official Dispatch No. 4352/BYT-MT dated May 28, 2021 of the Ministry of Health, guiding the quarantine and testing in industrial parks and factories.
Accordingly, production and business establishments and industrial parks are required to organize SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen tests on a weekly basis for involved subjects and report results to the provincial-level Departments of Health. Those who are required to be tested on a weekly basis include: All employees participating in providing services for production and business establishments in industrial parks such as catering, hotel and accommodation services for experts, transportation of materials and goods, repair and maintenance of machinery, etc.; 20% of employees in production and business establishments, industrial parks, and bedsits of at-risk employees shall be randomly tested.
Vehicles used to transport employees must meet requirements on pandemic prevention and control, including social distancing (using less than 50% of transport capacity), opening windows (if any) and limiting the use of air conditioners, cleaning and disinfecting vehicles after each trip and implementing 5K rules.
Also in accordance with this Official Dispatch, the pilot implementation of centralized quarantine shall be applied for Bac Ninh and Bac Giang provinces as follows: When the number of F1 cases exceeds the local quarantine capacity, a centralized quarantine institution (lockdown area) may be applied in the area or location where a large number of F1 employees stay (dormitories, bedsits with a large number of employees), etc.
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translation of the Official Gazette of the Vietnam News Agency
THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Guiding the quarantine and testing in industrial parks and factories
THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, May 28, 2021
- Ministries, branches, and government-attached agencies;
- People's Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities.
In the implementation of the Prime Minister's Official Telegram No. 680/CD-TTg dated May 24, 2021, on ensuring COVID-19 safety in industrial parks; the Ministry of Health (the standing agency of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control) hereby requests ministries, branches, and provincial-level People's Committees to urgently direct the implementation of the following contents:
1. Strictly compliance with guidelines and written directions on COVID-19 prevention and control at production and business establishments and industrial parks of the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control and the Ministry of Health, including the Official Dispatch No. 1096/BYT-MT dated February 23, 2021, Official Dispatch No. 3836/CV-BCD dated May 05, 2021, and Official Dispatch No. 4150/BYT-MT dated May 21, 2021.
2. Production and business establishments and industrial parks must assess the risk of COVID-19 infection at workplaces and dormitories as specified in the Decision No. 2194/QD-BCDQG dated May 27, 2020, on promulgating "the Guidance on prevention, control, and assessment of the risk of COVID-19 infection at the workplaces and dormitories for workers”.