The move comes following an urgent notice issued by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to local authorities throughout the country.
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung states that due to the COVID-19 pandemic developing in a complicated manner, tightening preventive measures against the SARS-CoV-2 virus is vital. Indeed, the importance of following these measures is especially true during National Reunification Day on April 30 and May Day on May 1.
The management boards of various museums, relic sites, and festivals have been requested to follow the Ministry of Health’s 5K message in Vietnamese of Khau trang (facemask), Khu khuan (disinfection), Khoang cach (distance), Khong tu tap (no gathering), and Khai bao y te (health declaration).
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has therefore urged local authorities to inform residents about COVID-19 prevention and control measures, including wearing face masks in public places, regularly washing hands with soap or hand sanitizer, and remaining vigilant to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The administration of cities and provinces nationwide has been asked to punish people who violate pandemic prevention measures in areas relating to culture, sports, and tourism.