The municipal authority of Hà Nội has agreed to further relax social distancing restrictions on public transport, including on planes, trains, buses and boats, after 25 days of no community transmission cases of COVID-19 reported in Việt Nam.
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has allowed the reopening of non-essential businesses as the country has recorded no novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in the community for three weeks.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport has removed all regulations regarding social distancing on buses, taxis, long-haul coaches, trains, boats, and aircraft that had previously been enforced to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The minister made the call during a briefing of the transport ministry, as airlines prepare to restart domestic routes following the easing of social distancing measures designed to contain and control the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the COVID-19 pandemic still remains complicated around the world, Viet Nam will continue strict border control to prevent importation of new case as a premise for easing domestic restrictions in favor of reopening the economy, according to National Steering Committee.
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has highlighted the need to stay vigilant and uphold best practices while cautiously implementing measures to restart the economy in a new directive on measures to prevent and control the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic in the new context.
The Food Safety Management Authority of Ho Chi Minh City (FSMA) issued the list on Thursday and required owners of catering businesses to strictly follow the guidelines in order to qualify for operating during the new phase of social distancing.