HCMC exempts, reduces taxes for 86,200 business households

HCMC exempts, reduces taxes for 86,200 business households

The Tax Department of Ho Chi Minh City said that during the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic from May to now, business households and individuals have had to suspend operations following the social distancing policy of the city, tax agencies have coordinated with local authorities and management boards of commercial centers, markets, and local tax advisory councils to exempt and reduce taxes for business households and individuals affected by the pandemic.
Strain on supermarkets amid Covid-19 social distancing

Strain on supermarkets amid Covid-19 social distancing

New coronavirus outbreaks have placed unprecedented strain on supermarket retailers. With the social distancing pressure piling up, supermarkets and giant stores like Saigon Co.op and  Bach Hoa Xanh have quickly become overwhelmed.
Strengthened pandemic prevention measures show positive signals

Strengthened pandemic prevention measures show positive signals

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.
Books brought to residents in blocked, isolated areas in HCMC

Books brought to residents in blocked, isolated areas in HCMC

Along with the supply of necessities, over the past time, many organizations and publishing houses have joined hands to bring books into isolation and blocked areas so that patients can take up reading during these days when Ho Chi Minh City has been practicing strict social distancing. In these boring days of social distancing, the activity of bringing books to readers is very meaningful.

Demand – supply of goods plummet steeply

Demand – supply of goods plummet steeply

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.
HCMC imposes stricter travel measures for controlling the spread of Covid-19. (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC’s plans, relief measures during latest social distancing rules

HCMC has further tightened stricter social distancing measures in the whole city and prepared two million bags of food delivered to local residents. People in the “green zones” will be allowed to go out for food once a week, according to an announcement on missions in the prevention and control of the coronavirus outbreak from August 22 to September 6 by the HCMC Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.