The decision was made by Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong on August 1.

Phong asked the heads of departments and branches, the Chairpersons of the People's Committees of Thu Duc city and districts and local businesses to direct the stronger, more drastic and effective implementation of prevention and control measures, step up dissemination and ask locals not to leave their places of residence for another locality until the end of social distancing.

He requested departments, sectors and localities to conduct quicker COVID-19 vaccination and ensure the supply of food and food stuffs for poor labourers and those in sealed-off areas as well as the provision of protective equipment for medical staff as guided by the Health Ministry.

Ho Chi Minh City has experienced 63 days of social distancing at different levels./.