Ho Chi Minh City continues to apply Directive No.16/CT-TTg for an additional 14 days from August 2.
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The decision was signed by Nguyen Thanh Phong, Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee.
Accordingly, people will have to remain at their homes after July 31 and are absolutely not allowed to leave the province or city of their residence until the end of the social distancing policy, except for those authorised by the government.
For people who have travelled to a different province, the relevant provinces must organise pick-up and drop-off at their homes to ensure public safety. Furthermore, the authorities have to organise testing, isolation, and medical supervision in accordance with regulations to prevent the disease from spreading. At the same time, they will also have to strictly implement measures to reduce traffic density.
The chairman requested the authorities of cities and provinces to ensure the timely supply of food and necessities for poor workers, the unemployed, and especially people in lockdown areas.
Additionally, no one should be left without food, clothing, and necessary medical support, especially in lockdown areas. The number of frontline medical staff and forces involved in epidemic prevention and control also need to be cared for and encouraged.
Ho Chi Minh City districts and Thu Duc city were also urged to speed up their vaccination campaigns with each injection team administering shots to at least 200 people each day. Depending on actual conditions, vaccination can be conducted after 6pm.