The mobile market for people staying in the ‘green safe zone’ of District 3. (Photo: SGGP)
From 6am to 6pm each day, besides the already regulated business groups, HCMC approves more kinds to resume their work, including
People allowed to ship essential commodities include
_tech-based shippers of registered companies delivering goods between districts, Thu Duc City and observing Covid-19 prevention and control measures tightly (keeping social distance, using contactless payment methods, wearing a ‘shipper armband’)
_shippers of food processing companies, essential commodities stores
State agencies, units and socio-political organizations assign no more than one-fourth of their regular staff to work on-site, except the military and medical staff.
From 6pm to 6am of the next day, citizens are requested not to go out unless in emergency or coming to vaccination sites. Businesses and stores must cease their work during that time.
Those approved to travel at that time are
_Covid-19 prevention and control forces of the municipal authorities or the localities
_medical emergency staff
_employees of supermarkets, convenience stores, essential commodities stores working to prepare inventory for the next day and to disinfect their goods, their sites
_flight crews and workers of member units of the Southern Region Branch of Vietnam Airlines JSC who serve passenger flights, cargo flights of goods, medical equipment, and vaccine
_employees of prepared meal units to provide to charity groups, medical treatment facilities, quarantine sites, hospitals
_officials, reporters and journalists of newspapers and television broadcasters on duty in HCMC
_postal transport services and people responsible for delivering the post of the Party, the Government, and the local authorities
_urban sanitation workers and technicians dealing with issues related to electricity, water, information systems, traffic facilities and technical infrastructure
_vehicles to transport essential commodities, pandemic prevention forces, workers of businesses following the ‘1 route – 2 terminals’
_vehicles of logistics companies to ship materials for goods manufacturing, imported goods, and medical equipment
_ambulances, approved vehicles to carry patients
_gas stations at 12 main gateways into HCMC
In the urgent direction, HCMC People’s Committee asked that the Center to Receive and Deliver Essential Items for the Poor and Vulnerable during Covid-19 Pandemic prepare one million aiding packages to be ready for distribution to poor freelancers, students, workers living in all districts and Thu Duc City, along with vaccination provision, so that these vulnerable people feel at ease in the social distance extension time.
HCMC ensures that until September 15, over 70 percent of city dwellers over 18 years old are vaccinated at least one time and 15 percent with the second shot, while the remaining 15 percent of workers in industrial parks, export processing zones, high-tech parks receive the first shot.
HCMC People’s Committee also directed the implementation of the Home-based Care program for Covid-19 patients staying at home.
The districts of Can Gio, Cu Chi, Nha Be, Phu Nhuan, 5, 7, 11 try to put the outbreak under control.
The urgent direction calls upon the closest cooperation ever of the whole city in this harsh Covid-19 fight so that HCMC can come back to the new normal status at the earliest time.