January 23, 2020: The first case of COVID-19 is reported after a 66-year-old Chinese man came from Wuhan to Viet Nam to visit his son. He and his son were then treated at Chợ Rẫy Hospital, HCM City.
February 13, 2020: Sơn Lôi Commune, Bình Xuyên District in Vĩnh Phúc Province is locked down after six cases were discovered there.
March 6, 2020: Patient 17 tests positive for coronavirus after coming back from Europe, marking a second wave of COVID-19 cases.
March 18, 2020: Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc orders a halt to issuing new visas for foreigners to Việt Nam and limited flights from pandemic zones.
March 25, 2020: Việt Nam suspends all international flights to contain the spread of COVID-19.
March 28, 2020: Bạch Mai hospital is locked down after many cases related to the hospital were reported. Bạch Mai hospital becomes the virus epicentre of Hà Nội.
April 1, 2020: A social distancing order is implemented nationwide.
April 12, 2020: Bạch Mai Hospital reopens after 14 days of quarantine.
April 23, 2020: The social distancing order is lifted in most areas of the country except for some high-risk zones.
May 27, 2020: British pilot Stephen Cameron, Việt Nam's sickest COVID-19 case, shows signs of recovery.
July 11, 2020: Pilot Stephen Cameron flies back to the UK.
July 25, 2020: The first COVID-19 case is reported in Đà Nẵng City.
July 28, 2020: All of Đà Nẵng City is locked down.
August 4, 2020: Army disinfects Đà Nẵng City’s Sơn Trà District.
August 13, 2020: Domestic flights take stranded tourists back from Đà Nẵng.
September 10, 2020: A baby is born to a mother with COVID-19.
September 11, 2020: Đà Nẵng loosens social distancing orders.
November 30, 2020: HCM City announces the first case of COVID-19 after 100 days.
December 10, 2020: Call for registration for human trials of a COVID-19 vaccine.
December 17, 2020: First dose of the vaccine is administered.
December 26, 2020: Vĩnh Long Province reports a man who entered Việt Nam illegally tests positive for COVID-19.
January 2, 2021: New highly more transmissible variant of coronavirus first reported in HCM City after a woman is repatriated from the UK.