A notice on the suspension has been sent to city and provincial departments of culture, sports and tourism, local tourism associations, tourism promotion centres, agencies, and businesses registering for the event.

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Scheduled for August 12-15, the exhibition will now be held at an appropriate time, VITA said.

VITM 2020, themed “Heritage - Power of Vietnam Tourism”, was initially rescheduled from April 1-4 to May 14-17 and then August 12-15 due to the pandemic, with a new theme of “Vietnamese Tourism Looks Towards the Future”.

Vietnam has reported four new cases of community transmission of COVID-19 since the morning of July 25, ending the country’s 99-day streak of no local infections.

The national tally now stands at 420, of whom 276 were imported and quarantined upon arrival.

Source: VNA