Already a major coffee, rice and catfish exporter, Vietnam has in recent years turned its attention to fruit.
Last year it exported $3.76 billion worth of fruit and vegetables.
So far, Vietnam has officially recorded only 332 cases of the coronavirus, and no deaths.
Although some of its borders are open for goods, foreigners — save some specialists and highly-skilled workers — are not permitted to enter.
On Tuesday Hanoi said it would look to resume flights with “safe zones” — places that had no new cases for 30 days.