Nguyen Thi Be Ba (Cu Chi district, Ho Chi Minh City) asked: I heard that if the worker has to be isolated due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the employee only has to pay for food at 80,000 VND/day. However, my colleagues passed each other an invoice for isolation costs including meals, living expenses, testing and transportation with a total amount of nearly 6.4 million VND. So which information is correct?
– He Tran Van Trieu , Director of Ho Chi Minh City Labor Labor Law Consultancy Center replied: According to Resolution 16/NQ-CP of the Government, Vietnamese people in the country must apply concentrated medical isolation measures according to the requirements of epidemic prevention, but choose to isolate themselves at hotels and resorts, they must pay for themselves. pay the specified fees. These costs include: transportation, SARS-CoV-2 screening test, accommodation, living … according to the rates announced by hotels, resorts, and vehicle owners.
In case of isolation at medical facilities, military barracks, military schools, or other establishments selected by competent state agencies as places of concentrated isolation, the quarantined persons only have to pay for their own meals. 80,000 VND/person/day for concentrated medical isolation facilities. Other expenses such as: transportation from the location where the subject must be isolated to the concentrated medical isolation facility; screening test for SARS-CoV-2; expenses for living needs during isolation days (drinking water, face towels, masks, hand sanitizers, mouth sanitizers, toothbrushes, soap and essential items, total expenses) fee is 40,000 VND/person/day) paid by the state budget. Particularly, people in concentrated isolation belonging to poor and near-poor households will be supported by the state budget for their prescribed expenses, including food costs of 80,000 VND/person/day.
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