HCMC sees successful first day of military-manned travel restrictions

SGGP
As the newest travel restriction is implemented in HCMC on August 23 due to Covid-19, military-manned checkpoints have seen little traffic, and those who move through one must present relevant documents to be reviewed carefully.
HCMC sees successful first day of military-manned travel restrictions ảnh 1 Military forces at a checkpoint in Thu Duc city on August 23. (Photo: SGGP)
Checkpoints across the city are run by a number of forces, including traffic police, militia and self-defense force, and local watchmen on duty.
The checkpoints are organized into small groups to strictly review the documents of people traveling by. Those without a valid travel pass are fined or forced to turn back.
HCMC sees successful first day of military-manned travel restrictions ảnh 2 A checkpoint on Pham Van Dong Street, Thu Duc City. (Photo: SGGP)
HCMC sees successful first day of military-manned travel restrictions ảnh 3 The streets are mostly deserted. (Photo: SGGP)
Nearly 20 officers and troopers from various units this morning were deployed at the Pham Van Dong - Road 20 intersection in Thu Duc City, where people were closely observing the social distancing regulations.
As observed by SGGP Newspaper’s reporters, about 15 people on motorbikes passed through this checkpoint within 15 minutes, most of whom were doctors, nurses, public servants and those allowed to go outside according to HCMC’s regulations.
HCMC sees successful first day of military-manned travel restrictions ảnh 4 Traffic police checking a trucker’s document. (Photo: SGGP) 
HCMC sees successful first day of military-manned travel restrictions ảnh 5 Military forces at a checkpoint in Thu Duc City. (Photo: SGGP)
In Thu Duc City, 30 officers from the municipal Military Command in the evening of August 22 were dispatched to Hiep Binh Chanh Ward to help local forces to man the checkpoints, as well as distribute food rations to the residents.
HCMC sees successful first day of military-manned travel restrictions ảnh 6
HCMC sees successful first day of military-manned travel restrictions ảnh 7 Police at the Pham Van Dong - Phan Van Tri intersection. (Photo: SGGP) 
Similarly, the Pham Van Dong - Phan Van Tri intersection saw much less traffic compared to the past few days, and most passers-by were eligible for travel and compliant to the regulations.
HCMC sees successful first day of military-manned travel restrictions ảnh 8 The checkpoint on Bach Dang Street, Tan Binh District. (Photo: SGGP)
Meanwhile, a fine was given to a violation case at the checkpoint on Bach Dang Street, Tan Binh District this morning.
HCMC authorities decided to ban residents from leaving their homes from August as the city had seen an increasing number of Covid-19 cases.

By Chi Thach - Translated by Tan Nghia

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