Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has sent a document to local authorities regarding the reopening of karaoke and nightclubs, which have been closed for a long time since the outbreak of Covid-19.
According to the document, places must adhere to five requirements for reopening such sites, based on the pandemic risk levels in the area.
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The ministry requires entrepreneurs to strictly follow local hygiene guidelines to prevent and control the spread of Covid-19 in karaoke and discotheques through disinfection and adequate ventilation. For customers, it is necessary to strictly carry out the 5K message and be fully vaccinated.
The services are not provided to individuals showing symptoms of Covid-19.
Places are also being asked to take measures to investigate and inspect the implementation of anti-pandemic measures and to plan for possible scenarios so that the virus does not spread widely in the community.
Earlier, in its official document to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on the February 14 draft on the reopening of karaoke venues and discos, the Ministry of Health made some announcements.
In the official document, the Ministry of Health asked the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to consider supplementing some of the contents of the draft document No. 353.
Especially before allowing the reopening of karaoke and discotheques, local administrators should take into account the assessment results of the pandemic warning level in the area.
In addition, karaoke parlors and bars are enclosed spaces, while Covid-19-contaminated aerosols can be spread by an infected person who is just breathing and can accumulate over time in a confined space with poor ventilation.
As a result, the Ministry of Health has proposed that these locations should take into account hygiene measures and preventive measures against Covid-19 when these locations reopen.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has taken into account the advice of the Ministry of Health and has made the adjustment accordingly.
@ Vietnam News/ANN