Ministry health

Vietnam Ministry of Tourism sets requirements for reopening karaoke and disco halls

HANOI, February 20 (Vietnam News/ANN): Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has sent a document to local authorities regarding the reopening of karaoke and disco halls, which have been closed for long periods since that Covid-19 broke out.

According to the document, localities must follow five requirements for the reopening of these sites, depending on the levels of pandemic risk in the region.

The ministry requires business owners to strictly follow local hygiene guidelines to prevent and control the spread of Covid-19 in karaoke and nightclub venues through disinfection and adequate ventilation. For customers, it is necessary to strictly implement the 5K message and to be perfectly vaccinated.

Services should not be provided to people with symptoms of Covid-19.

Localities are also advised to deploy review and inspection measures for the implementation of anti-pandemic measures and make plans 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 halls and nightclubs, the Ministry of Health gave some notifications.

In the official document, the Ministry of Health asked the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to consider supplementing certain contents of draft document No. 353.

Specifically, before local administrators authorize the reopening of karaoke rooms and discotheques, they must take into account the results of the assessment of the pandemic alert level in the region.

Additionally, karaoke parlors and bars are enclosed spaces while aerosols contaminated with Covid-19 can spread from an infected person simply by breathing and can accumulate in a confined space with poor ventilation. over time.

As a result, the Ministry of Health has proposed that these places comply with hygiene measures and Covid-19 preventive measures when reopening these places.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism took into account the recommendation of the Ministry of Health and made the adjustment accordingly. – Vietnam News/ANN