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Five-star hotel in Hanoi repurposed to host quarantined foreigners
Anh Kiet 15:44, 2020/06/12
A section with 92 rooms of the hotel will accommodate people who voluntarily pay for being quarantined.

Five-star hotel Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi in the downtown has been repurposed to host quarantined foreign experts, the Government Portal reported.

Specifically, the Metropole Wing with 92 rooms will accommodate people who voluntarily pay for being quarantined to prevent Covid-19 pandemic upon entry into Vietnam.

The Chairman of the Hoan Kiem district People's Committee is authorized to supervise the quarantine at the hotel.

Five-star hotel Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

On June 2, the Hanoi city government required all people on entry to Vietnam to undergo quarantine for at least 14 days and health supervision for an additional 14 days to ensure no infection in the community.

The Hanoi People's Committee requested strict quarantine on foreigners. Accordingly, foreigners entering Vietnam are subject to mandatory medical declaration, safety screening measures and have to undergo quarantine. Those showing signs of fever, cough, shortness of breath will immediately be taken to medical facilities for isolation and further check.

This is in line with the Vietnamese government's requirement that all Vietnamese nationals and foreigners entering Vietnam undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine from March 18. The country has suspended visa issuance to foreign nationals from March.

Foreigners who are experts, business executives, high-tech experts are allowed entry and must be strictly isolated. These cases may undergo concentrated quarantine at indicated hotels in Hanoi city if they are willing to pay for all expenses.

Foreigners in possession of diplomatic or official passports, if they are in good health, show no signs of illness and their health condition is guaranteed by their diplomatic missions may be quarantined at the missions or at their residences for 14 days after entering Vietnam.

As of late June 12, Vietnam has reported 332 people positive with the coronavirus, of them 321 have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

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