Ho Chi Minh City has just passed its toughest challenge so far in the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to the collaboration and determination of all residents, the municipal authorities, and especially the timely aid of the army with their spirit of self-sacrifice.
Despite not yet detecting any case of Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) infection, Vietnam has received troublesome news from its neighboring countries. Having just experienced a harsh time in the fourth Covid-19 outbreak fighting against Delta variant, residents in Ho Chi Minh City now has a more stable mind and appropriate behaviors to ready themselves for this new variant.
Ho Chi Minh City has entered the new stage of both implementing Covid-19 prevention measures and recovering its socio-economic aspects gradually. SGGP Newspaper conducted an interview with Head of the Propaganda and Education Board of the City Party Committee Phan Nguyen Nhu Khue about the focuses of the city in the upcoming time.
Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Labors, War Invalids and Social Affairs Le Minh Tan yesterday informed that the financial support of the third round will be distributed to citizens in cash or via bank transfer from October 1-15, and will be monitored through the app SafeID Delivery.
The People’s Committee of Hoc Mon District in Ho Chi Minh City announced that it has approved the operation of a transshipment point in Hoc Mon wholesale market as of September 20. The working hour of this location is from 8pm until 6am the next day.
Traffic flow in Ho Chi Minh City these days seems increasing, but mostly because of people going to vaccination sites, workplaces, hospitals and shippers delivering goods to buyers. As the city continues to apply social distancing measures until September 30, functional forces are still strictly monitoring street traffic to avoid unnecessary traveling of citizens.
As the latest Covid-19 outbreak becomes increasingly complicated in Vietnam, stricter and stricter social distancing regulations have been introduced to help cope with the situation. This, however, has also led to over 84,000 businesses going bankrupt in the first 8 months of 2021 due to disruptions in supply chain flow. Ho Chi Minh City, therefore, is now trying to implement flexible support policies to help existing businesses restart their work.
Ho Chi Minh City is still in its shelter-in-place period, leading to life of many citizens turning more troublesome. As directed by Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen, the municipal authorities are doing their best to make sure each resident here receive the highest social security level possible. These leaders have shared with Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper positive achievements from the latest innovative policies implemented in the city.
Each delegate of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council is a major soldier in the combat against Covid-19 and an active participant in the follow-up plans for the city to recover economically and socially, said Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen in the 2nd meeting of HCMC People’s Council for the 2021-2026 term held yesterday.
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Public Security reported yesterday that every day in the city, approximately one million people on 120,000 vehicles of all kinds travel around the city. Because of the new official dispatch, from August 15, more business groups are allowed to operate, leading to an expected increase in the this quantity.
The Government yesterday released Resolution No. 86/NQ-CP on urgent measures for Covid-19 prevention and control to implement Resolution No.30/2021/QH15 issued on July 28, 2021 by the 15th National Assembly. This new resolution aims at effectively controlling the latest and most severe Covid-19 outbreak in Vietnam to avoid socio-economic and medical crises.
Standing Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Phan Van Mai affirmed in yesterday’s meeting to update the status of Covid-19 fight that the municipal authorities is determined to mobilize all possible resources from the state and community to ensure the basic needs of city dwellers are met.
As the latest Covid-19 outbreak is still rather complicated in Ho Chi Minh City, the municipal authorities are using the two blockade extension weeks as directed by the Prime Minister to determinedly put it under control and return to the new normal status.
Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen yesterday paid several visits to workers living in medical lockdown areas in hope of spiriting them up and reminding them to observe social distance rules strictly.
All citizens in Ho Chi Minh City will have to follow stricter rules from July 26, including a curfew after 6pm unless in emergency, in an effort to stop further spreading of Covid-19 in the city. Meanwhile, functional agencies must tighten law enforcement in each district while taking care of residents’ life. This is the main content at the 7th session of the Executive Committee of HCMC Party Committee yesterday.
19 provinces and cities in the Southern of Vietnam since yesterday have observed the Prime Minister’s Directive 16/CT-TTg to prevent further Covid-19 spreading. Several feasible solutions have been, therefore, carried out in order to supply essential commodities to citizens in these areas, including Ho Chi Minh City.
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai, who takes charge of goods supply for Ho Chi Minh City and the Southern provinces, yesterday sent an urgent document to the Health Ministry and Transport Ministry regarding their collaboration in establishing a special ‘greenlight’ lane for essential commodities transport into HCMC.
Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong announced at a meeting with the city’s Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control yesterday that HCMC is to enter a citywide social distance time following Directive No.16 of the Prime Minister for 15 days, starting from 12am July 9.
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training yesterday announced that it already submitted the detailed plan for the senior-high school entrance exam to HCMC People’s Committee, including the adjustment in the content of all three tests of Math, Literature, and English Language.