Localities expand COVID-19 free zones

Many localities across the countries have begun to relax some social distancing measures as COVID-19 free zones or so called “green zones” are expanding.

In Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s largest COVID-19 epicenter, the municipal People’s Committee plans to seek approval of the municipal Party Committee on piloting the relaxation of some social distancing measures in Can Gio, Cu Chi and District 7 which have contained the pandemic outbreaks. The piloting period will be from September 16 to 30.

Accordingly, shippers will be likely to be allow to deliver goods across districts.

In Hanoi, the standing board of the municipal Party Committee has assigned the Party delegation to the municipal People’s Committee to consider and decide a plan on easing restriction for some activities and services.

The northern port city of Hai Phong has also adjusted pandemic prevention measures to suit the new situation. As from 0am September 15, the city allows some services such as restaurants and spas to re-open on the condition of ensuring prevention measures. Parks in the city are open to visitors, but gatherings of more than 10 people are not allowed, and people should keep a distance of 2m from each other.

The northern province of Thai Binh also allows eateries to open from 5am September 15, but they must close at 9pm every day.

Source: Vietnam News Agency