Occupational COVID-19 disease entitled to social insurance from April 1, 2023 in Vietnam

Occupational COVID-19 disease entitled to social insurance from April 1, 2023 in Vietnam
Trần Thanh Rin

Below is the content mentioned in Circular 02/2023/TT-BYT amending Circular 15/2016/TT-BYT on occupational diseases entitled to social insurance promulgated by the Minister of Health of Vietnam on 09/02/2023.

According to Vietnam's Circular 02/2023/TT-BYT, from April 1, 2023, "occupational COVID-19 disease" is added to the list of occupational diseases entitled to social insurance.

If an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19 disease as a result of exposure at work between February 1, 2020, and April 1, 2023, they may keep occupational disease records for examination and assessment and benefit from the occupational disease regime under current regulations.

(Employees doing occupations, common jobs, and sources of exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus are specified in Section 3, Appendix 35, issued together with Vietnam's Circular 02/2023/TT-BYT)

**Occupational COVID-19 disease is a disease that arises during the work process due to employees being exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus present in the working environment.

Vietnam's Circular 02/2023/TT-BYT takes effect from the date of signing.


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