Due to the sluggish import and export activities for the past few days, the northern province of Lao Cai has reported around 1,000 trucks got stuck at the Lao Cai International Border Gate on August 22.
Chinese authority on January 12 re-opened its Hekou International Border Gate for imported fresh fruits, including dragon fruit, and frozen foods from Vietnam, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Those who enter Vietnam from the Republic of Korea (RoK) have been officially required to fill out medical declaration forms amid the increase of COVID-19 cases in the East Asian country, according to the Ministry of Health.
Thousands of trucks are still heading for the Vietnam-China border gates, though the exports are getting stuck because of the Covid-19 epidemic.
The lives of border guards are difficult in some northern mountainous provinces during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Vietnam has planned drastic measures to support exports following the suspension of cross-border trade with China due to the novel coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV.
China's sudden application of the new C/O (certificate of origin) form E has left lots of goods imported from China stuck at northern Lang Son province's border gates since August 20, according to the Lang Son Customs Department.
Farmers in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai have thrown away tonnes of pineapples since China halted purchases.