Many people living in Ho Chi Minh City have shown support for the metropolis’ largest-ever COVID-19 immunization drive by showing up at vaccination venues to get inoculated against the respiratory disease. The drive kicked off on June 19 and is carried out at 650 injection locations every day until June 27, using 836,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine developed by British-Swedish firm AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. In addition to priority subjects designated by the government, this vaccination campaign benefits others including essential service providers, teachers, health workers, people working at administrative agencies, people over 65 years old, and workers at industrial parks and export processing zones. Aside from some vaccine-hesitant people, many others were eager to line up and get injected against COVID-19, doing their part in slowing and hopefully ending the pandemic. One of the first arrivals at the vaccination site at Hoang Hoa Tham High School in … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City citizens eagerly participate in its largest-ever COVID-19 inoculation campaign
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The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has allowed 400 taxis to be put back into operation in order to transport local residents to hospitals following a blanket ban on all car transport services in the city meant to curb the spread of COVID-19. Of the 400 taxis, a half are opperated by Vinasun Corporation and the other half by Mai Linh Group. The designated cabs must be parked at hospitals and medical centers and have a stamp issued by the municipal Department of Health stuck to their windshields. They must also be equipped with hand sanitizer and be completely disinfected after each trip. Fares for these cabs are calculated by distance. Drivers and passengers in the taxis must wear face masks, make medical declarations, and limit the use of air conditioning. Authorities recommend that the windows remain open during trips. Representatives of Vinasun and Mai Linh said that the firms are completing sticking stamps on the taxis and have arranged coordinators stationed at … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City resumes operation of 400 taxis for hospital transport
Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City began applying stricter social distancing measures from Sunday due to the increasingly serious COVID-19 pandemic. During the current outbreak, which began on April 27, Ho Chi Minh City has so far recorded 2,013 local infections, the second highest in Vietnam. The metropolis entered a period of social distancing on May 31 before local authorities decided to implement stricter measures from June 19 due to a sharp spike in coronavirus cases. In accordance with the latest directive from the municipal People’s Committee, non-essential businesses and unofficial markets are shut down. Taxis, app-based car services, inner-city buses, and inter-provincial coaches are suspended, except for vehicles designated by the local transport authority to carry patients to hospitals in emergency cases. Gatherings of more than three people in public places and in front of schools, offices, and hospitals are banned, while people must keep a minimum distance of 1.5 … [Read more...] about What are social distancing measures in Ho Chi Minh City?
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has proposed that 400 taxis be operated to take local residents to hospitals after the transport service was banned as part of COVID-19 prevention and control measures in the city. The transport department asked the municipal People’s Committee to consider letting 200 taxis of Vinasun Corporation and 200 cabs of Mai Linh Group to resume operations. This will provide favorable conditions for citizens to travel to local hospitals and medical centers. In accordance with Directive No. 10 of the Ho Chi Minh City administration, all taxis, app-based car services, inner-city buses, and inter-provincial coaches were suspended from Sunday. Following the ban, local residents have met a lot of difficulties whenever they need to go to healthcare facilities, the transport department stated. During a social distancing period in the metropolis in April 2020, 200 Mai Linh taxis were operated to transport citizens to local infirmaries. The cabs … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City transport department proposes operation of 400 taxis as ambulance service
The index of industrial production (IIP) of May is expected to rise by 1.6 per cent compared to last month. According to data from Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade, industrial production in the city maintained its recovery momentum as the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) of May is expected to rise 1.6 and 5 per cent compared to last month and the same period last year. In May, the cumulative IIP of the country is estimated to increase by 7.4 per cent on-year. This positive result is likely due to the efforts of businesses to fighting against COVID-19 and maintain production, helping the city recover its economy and industrial production. Accordingly, the electronics manufacturing, mechanical, pharmaceutical-rubber-plastic, and food and beverage processing industries are the four key industries leading the growth. The average growth rate of these industries in the first five months was estimated at 8.15 per cent on-year, 1.11 percentage points higher than … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City industrial production to maintain recovery momentum