Shippers of technology platforms like J&T Express have resumed operation in Thu Duct city and seven districts that were categorised as high-risk areas, with compulsory daily COVID-19 testing.
|Over 2,000 J&T shippers have taken vaccine doses |
A week after tightening social distancing measures and banning technology-based shippers from high-risk areas, Ho Chi Minh City has run into challenges in distributing goods to local residents and has decided to lift the ban in Thu Duc city, Districts 8, 12, Go Vap, Binh Tan, Binh Thanh, Binh Chanh and Hoc Mon.
Accordingly, shippers in the eight high-risk zones must have received at least one vaccne jab. They will take rapid COVID-19 tests at mobile medical stations in their wards every day at 5-6 am. If the testing results are negative, shippers will be allowed to turn on their apps to receive orders.
There are currently over 12,500 shippers operating in the 14 low-risk districts. They are taking coronavirus tests every two days.
After shippers in high-risk locations resume operation, the number of shippers in the municipal city will rise to 25,000.
Kieu Thi Tien Dung, human resources director of J&T Express said that, "With the approval of the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City and the city's Department of Industry and Trade, J&T Express has sent a list of shippers who are eligible for delivery services. J&T Express will be ready to resume operations in high-risk zones as soon as possible."
She noted that J&T Express always places top priority on the implementation of COVID-19 pandemic prevention measures. J&T Express shippers are guaranteed to receive at least one jab. While many shippers have decided to quit over the inconvenience of frequent testing, the fleet of J&T Express complies with regulations without complaint.