The mobile market for people staying in the ‘green safe zone’ of District 3. (Photo: SGGP)

More businesses allowed to operate in HCMC’s latest social distance extension

Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee last night released an urgent direction regarding social distance extension citywide in accordance with the Prime Minister’s Directive 16 from 12am August 16 to September 15. All localities and related state agencies, departments are asked to strictly monitor citizens’ movements. This time, however, more business groups are allowed to operate to maintain social security.

Covid-19 epidemic in Ho Chi Minh City predicted to decrease

Covid-19 epidemic in Ho Chi Minh City predicted to decrease

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said that the epidemic situation in Ho Chi Minh City has initially shown positive signs after a period of drastic implementation of measures under Directive 16 and is expected to decrease in the next few weeks if the current drastic measures continue to be applied.
Pandemic relentless in damaging economy

Pandemic relentless in damaging economy

The current ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has been relentless in damaging the whole economy, which is getting weaker and weaker as social distancing regulations continue to be implemented for longer and longer periods, and across almost all provinces and cities of the country. 
In-house vaccination started in Thu Duc City, HCMC

In-house vaccination started in Thu Duc City, HCMC

Amidst travel restrictions under Directive 16, the People’s Committee of Thu Duc (HCMC) has set up mobile Covid-19 vaccination teams and frontline workers at various quarantine areas, and saw initial success after the first 2 days.
Standing Deputy Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Phan Van Mai is delivering his speech. (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC doing its best to support all residents during Covid-19 fight

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.

 President Nguyen Xuan Phuc  (L) and Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen at the working session (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC may extend social distancing by another two weeks after August 1

Chairman of the HCMC Peole’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong said that perhaps it will take months for the city put the ongoing coronavirus outbreak under control. Therefore, the city may extend its current social distancing period by another two weeks after August 1 due to the continuing rise in the number of patients with Covid-19.

Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen visited poor workers in rented rooms in Binh Tan District to spirit them up. (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC Party Chief visits people in medical lockdown areas

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.

The functional force is checking people at the checkpoint on Nguyen Van Troi Street. (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC strictly punish people going out without necessary purposes

Ho Chi Minh City has formed many checkpoints in its districts and Thu Duc City to verify whether all passing people are with purposes regulated in Directive 16 or not. Those without necessray purposes, including shippers transporting unessential items, are fined from VND1-3 million.