From August 30, Ho Chi Minh City allows shippers to operate in Thu Duc City and districts 8, 12, Go Vap, Binh Tan, Binh Thanh, Binh Chanh, and Hoc Mon.
|Shippers are allowed to operate in high-risk COVID-19 districts. Photo: Le Toan |
On August 29, Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee issued a document allowing shippers to get back out on the street with movement limited to only Thu Duc city or a single district.
Accordingly, shippers travelling in Thu Duc City and District 8, 12, Go Vap, Binh Tan, Binh Thanh, Binh Chanh, and Hoc Mon must have received at least their first COVID-19 shots. Additionally, shippers have to be tested for COVID-19 each day from 5 to 6 am by military medical forces at mobile medical stations. Shippers circulating in the remaining 14 districts will have to ensure that they are tested every two days.
In addition, the Department of Industry and Trade also issued about 20,000 travel permits for the retail system to add more staff to prepare orders. These workers must also be vaccinated with at least the first shot and will be tested every two days.
According to the department, each shipper can deliver 20-25 orders a day. With a fleet of 25,000 shippers, they will be able to serve the needs of about 500,000-650,000 households.
Previously, from August 23, Ho Chi Minh City temporarily suspended shipper activities in Thu Duc city and districts 8, 12, Go Vap, Binh Tan, Binh Thanh, Binh Chanh, and Hoc Mon.