HCMC to continue fining violations to travel restrictions

HCMC to continue fining violations to travel restrictions

Directive No. 16 of the Government has been extended for another 14 days from August 2 throughout HCMC. Accordingly, people still need to have a valid reason for leaving their house until the end of August 16.
Pictures show HCMC’s empty streets as people stay home for social distancing

Pictures show HCMC’s empty streets as people stay home for social distancing

To further prevent disease spread in the community, the People’s Committee of HCMC mandated urgent measures, including strict social distancing throughout the city for 15 days starting at 0:00 am on July 9 under the Directive No. 16/CT-TTg dated March 31, 2020 of the Prime Minister on urgent measures to prevent and control the Covid-19 pandemic.
The functional unit of Binh Tan District inspects Covid-19 prevention measures in the locality. (Photo: SGG)

Binh Tan District issues fines of VND52.5 million on violators of Covid-19 rules

As of 1 pm on July 9, the People’s Committees of 10 wards and the Urban Order Management Team of Binh Tan District have issued fines worth VND52.5 million (US$2,288) to 11 individuals for violating the Directive No. 16/CT-TTg of the Prime Minister on implementing urgent measures to prevent and control the Covid-19 pandemic.
Residents are shopping at a supermarket. (Photo: SGGP)

People in HCMC required to stay at home, limit non-essential travel

Residents in HCMC have been required to stay at home and limit non-essential travel, except for essential needs of food, medical coverage, and other urgent and essential purposes, and workers at State-owned enterprises and State agencies, diplomatic missions and armed forces.