[The Coronavirus in Vietnam – Live Legal Updates] Foreign workers temporarily cannot obtain a new work permit in Vietnam.

March 17, 2020

The spread of Covid-19 disease is now disturbing and complicated, affecting almost industries in Vietnam. After the regular meeting, The Government of Vietnam officially issued a resolution No. 28/NQ-CP providing instructions to ministries.

At the regular meeting in February 2020, The Government of Vietnam issued a Resolution no. 28/NQ-CP that providing instructions to ministries. With the aspect of labor, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs must suspend the issuance of new work permits for foreigners who come from countries and territories affected by the Covid-19 epidemic. This suspension takes effect on March 10, 2020.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs will support enterprises in employment crisis by proposing solutions to support, supply labor, overcome temporary labor shortage due to the impact of Covid- 19 and guideline in resolving the rights of the employee in case of shorting, ceasing to work or losing jobs due to the effects of Covid-19 epidemic in accordance with the provisions of the law on labor, social insurance, and related documents.

Source: Resolution no. 28/NQ-CP issued on 10 March 2020.

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