During the ongoing threat of the Covid-19 pandemic, the most vulnerable places are all the big cities, where millions of people are jostling in tight spaces and constantly facing the threat of infection from the disease.
The sincerest expectation of businesses when the economy is finally allowed to reopen again is to be given the right to autonomy and self-reliance, whereby businesses will be fully responsible for further prevention of the pandemic as well as run their own business operations.
For the creation of favorable conditions to welcome workers back to work in Ho Chi Minh City, the Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh City has coordinated with other departments and transport enterprises to develop a transportation plan.
“Having sacrificed economic activities to conduct social distancing, we must achieve the goal of containing the pandemic as early as possible,” Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh told a teleconference on August 29.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his delegation had a working session with the authorities of Ho Chi Minh City on the implementation of stricter social distancing and measures to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic in the city on the afternoon of August 26.
It was recorded that the retail system in Ho Chi Minh City was quite deserted, with 100 percent of traditional markets and more than 50 percent of retail systems closed, and the number of customers dropping by nearly 100 percent on the morning of August 23 - the first day that HCMC strengthens control on social distancing following Directive No.16.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong affirmed on August 17 that the Party Central Committee and its Secretariat, Politburo and permanent Secretariat members always stand side by side with administration and people of Ho Chi Minh City and closely follow the situation to give comprehensive instructions to the city.