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Hanoi (VNA) - Foreigners living and working in Vietnam and Vietnamese citizens needing to go abroad for work or study who require a certificate stating they are free of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus will be considered for testing, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

The Ministry of Health issued an urgent dispatch on September 11 asking the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the People’s Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities to direct the implementation of SARS-CoV-2 testing for such persons.

Diplomatic representative agencies, UN organisations or agencies in Vietnam, and organisations and businesses that send Vietnamese citizens to work and study abroad are responsible for preparing specific lists to send to the standing agency of the MoH’s National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control or standing agencies of the Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in provinces and cities nationwide, for consideration and instruction.

Those providing testing services are responsible for performing testing and issuing certificates, as appropriate, to individuals and organisations.

They must also carry out quarantining measures for those testing positive and report to authorised agencies implementing preventive measures in line with regulations./.