HCM City to impose 15-day social distancing measures

Ho Chi Minh City applies social distancing measures under the Prime Minister's Directive 16 for 15 days starting 0am on July 9.

In accordance with the directive, people must follow strict social distancing rules. They are asked to stay at home and only go outside for essential trips such as buying food and medicines, or emergency care.  Essential good delivery services are allowed.

At a meeting with the city’s Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on July 7, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong affirmed that the city has enough supply of goods and measures to distribute goods, ensuring stability and meeting the needs of the people.

The city authorities have requested the suspension of public transport, technology ride-hailing services and traditional motorbike taxis./.