Vietnam: To allow employees in supermarkets and convenience stores to go out after 6 p.m.

Employees of supermarkets, convenience stores, and groceries in Ho Chi Minh City are allowed to run on the streets from 6 pm to 6 am during the time of strengthening social distancing measures in Vietnam.

The direction was given by Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong in the afternoon of August 9, after the proposal of the Department of Industry and Trade of Vietnam to create conditions for units to prepare logistics and arrange goods; cleaning and disinfecting in business areas.

City leaders assigned the Department of Industry and Trade to coordinate with related parties to determine the list of assigned employees and update it in the shared data system on the Department's web portal. According to the confirmed list, the directors of supermarkets and convenience stores will issue business cards or certifications to employees to be able to run on the street from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. The functional forces at the checkpoints will check and create conditions for the road.

Ho Chi Minh City social distance according to Vietnam's Directive 16 from July 9 and tightened regulations, narrowing many areas that are allowed to go out of 24 hours. From the afternoon of July 26, people are asked to limit going out to the maximum; shops and businesses must close from 6pm to 6am. During this time frame, only a few cases were allowed to go to the streets, such as: first aid, forces working in epidemic prevention and control, reporters, and newspaper publishers.

In addition, there are environmental sanitation workers; troubleshooting electricity, water, information systems and technical infrastructure; vehicles carrying essential goods; transporting forces on duty of epidemic prevention; trucks carrying workers of units implementing "one route-two destinations"; trucks carrying materials in service of production, importing and exporting goods; and petrol retail stores at 12 main gateways.

On August 3, the city government relaxed the requirements for the postal service, allowing cars to run on the road from 6 pm to 6 am in order not to disrupt postal services, public administration, and essential goods when the city is continuing to apply Vietnam's Directive 16 from 0:00 on August 2.

As of this afternoon, the city recorded 124,153 COVID-19 cases, ranking first in Vietnam.

Gia Minh

According to VnExpress


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