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Vietnam to limit Lunar New Year holidays due to Covid-19

Vietnam to limit Lunar New Year holidays due to Covid-19

Vietnam to limit Lunar New Year holidays due to Covid-19

Hanoi, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese Health Ministry today proposed the Government limits the Tet or Lunar New Year festivities in localities where the chances of Covid-19 infection are high.
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According to the stars’ rotation, this year’s most important and most celebrated festival of the Vietnamese will be held from January 31 to February 4, dates by which the country will not probably have the current wave of the pandemic fully under control. Consequently, the authorities are prone to suspend all non-essential, mass and other holiday-related activities where the epidemiological situation is still compromised.

The news fell like a bucket of cold water on citizens even if they understand the decision.

This would be the second year in which we do not celebrate Tet as it should be, told Prensa Latina by telephone Duc Minh, a young man who studied journalism in Cuba and lives in Ho Chi Minh City, epicenter of the outbreak that occurred at the end of April.

At that time Vietnam only reported 3,428 cases of Covid-19 and 35 deaths due to the disease, but now the number of infected people is close to 1,600,000 and the number of deaths to 30,000.

So far, more than 62 million people out of a population of 98 million have completed the immunization regimen.

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