Per the draft, Vietnam is still in the transition period between pandemic prevention and sustainable management.

Regarding the reason why COVID-19 has not been considered an endemic disease in Vietnam yet, the Ministry of Health said that most countries in the world are in a state of unstable cases and deaths, with an erratic increase and decrease trend when new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus appear. At the same time, acquired immunity (due to vaccines and infection) has not been stable for a long time and decreases over time.

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As a result, the application of epidemic prevention and control measures should be flexible and gradually moves towards the "new normal."

The announcement of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam may be considered when the World Health Organisation declares the end of the pandemic or public health event of concern globally; and when the country’s situation continues to be well controlled.

Source: VNA