blue-check Entities allowable operating in Ho Chi Minh city during the social distancing period from August 15, 2021 to September 15th, 2021

Official letter No. 2718/UBND-VX dated August 15th, 2021 of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh city regarding further application of the social distancing measure in the whole City to drastically prevent and control the COVID-19 pandemic
Posted: 16/8/2021 7:17:46 AM | Latest updated: 19/8/2021 1:59:06 PM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5271 | Vietlaw: 523

Ho Chi Minh city’s administration assumes that the COVID-19 pandemic still progresses complicatedly, it is required to further implement the social distancing in the whole City for another month, from 00:00 of August 16th until the end of September 15th, 2021.

However, it additionally allows some entities to operate from 6:00 to 18:00 every day, including:

- Food production establishments (such as bread, tofu, noodles, etc.);

- Notarial practicing organizations;

- Companies providing the following services: security; maintenance, repairing and responding to infrastructure and equipment systems of agencies, buildings and condominiums;

- Insurance business (only performing activities in relation to assessment, making claim dossiers and settling insurance benefits for clients); air ticket offices;

- Private clinics;

For groups delivering essential goods, shippers are allowed to travel, transport goods among districts/rural districts. In addition, persons who are in charge of delivering and receiving goods of food processing establishments, food and foodstuff retail stores are also allowed to travel in the period;

From 18:00 to 6:00 of the next day, the people are requested to stay at home; stores and business establishments must be further suspended, except the following cases:

- Vaccination, emergency, forces in charge of pandemic prevention and control;

- Employees of supermarkets, stabilization stores, and convenience stores that are allowed to circulate to prepare logistics tasks, arrange goods and clean and disinfect business areas;

- Flight crews on a business trip according to the plan of the licensed flight; officers and employees of the units affiliated to Vietnam Airlines Corporation in the Southern region to perform the task of serving flights carrying cargos, medical devices and vaccines;

- Employees of enterprises producing and providing essential goods and services (food, foodstuffs, medical supplies and equipment); persons delivering medical supplies and equipment;

- Employees of units providing food portions for charity kitchens, treatment establishments, quarantine establishments, hospitals, and medical establishments for pandemic prevention and control;

- Urban environmental sanitation workforces; forces in charge of handling incidents in relation to electricity, water, information systems, traffic works and technical infrastructure;

- Vehicles transporting essential goods; vehicles carrying forces performing pandemic prevention and control tasks; shuttles transporting workers at enterprises that are implementing “1 route - 2 destinations”; vehicles transporting materials and goods of logistics enterprises;

For enterprises in the City they will themselves take the initiative in reviewing conditions for ensuring pandemic prevention and control requirements in order to register with the district-level People's Committees, Authorities of export processing zones, industrial parks, etc. regarding eligibility for operation under the plans mentioned in Plan No. 2715/KH-UBND dated August 15th, 2021.

Ms Phuong Thao (
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