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Production, trading and services in HCM City to reopen on Friday

Update: September, 30/2021 - 16:00

 


Sài Gòn Hi-Tech Park in HCM City maintains production while ensuring safety for workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. — VNA/VNS Photo

HCM CITY — HCM City has licenced a number of production facilities, enterprises and services to resume normal operations starting on Friday after a months-long shutdown of tough COVID-19 preventive measures.

The municipal People's Committee announced at a meeting on Thursday its plan for "Safe and flexible adaptation and effective control of the COVID-19 pandemic" for the new normal period after September 30.

Under the plan, production facilities, enterprises and services are licenced to reopen if they meet safety requirements of pandemic prevention and control.

They must ensure that only employees with a COVID-19-green card (partly and fully vaccinated people, or people who have fully recovered from the virus) are allowed back to work.

The city authorities listed types of economic activities allowed to reopen, including:

Enterprises, production and business establishments in industrial parks and clusters, export processing zones, Sài Gòn Hi-Tech Park and Quang Trung Software Park.

Enterprises, cooperatives, cooperative groups and business households in producing and trading agricultural, forestry and fishery products; services supporting agricultural production; veterinary medicine businesses and veterinary workers.

Construction works, including construction on many traffic infrastructure projects.

Businesses supplying foods and goods, petrol, oil, gas, chemicals, electricity, water, fuel or materials.

Services such as buying, selling, repairing and maintaining vehicles, machinery and equipment in the industrial sector and civil activities.

Management, operation, maintenance and repair services to infrastructure and equipment systems at buildings and apartments.

Trade centres, supermarkets, mini supermarkets, convenience stores, grocery stores, wholesale markets and traditional markets.

Public services, security services, toll stations on roads, construction consulting services, environmental sanitation services, environmental monitoring services, employment services, car-wash services, wedding services, funeral services, public utilities such as water supply, drainage systems, parks, technical infrastructure and transportation.

Head offices and representative offices of domestic and foreign enterprises, and branches of foreign traders in HCM City.

Government Treasury, credit institutions, foreign bank branches, securities services, pawn services, and establishments providing services related to credit activities and logistics.

Post and telecommunication services; printing and publishing services; press; e-commerce activities; online delivery services; calendar publishing companies; bookstores; equipment and office stationery vendors; book streets; libraries; galleries; fine art and photo exhibitions; school supplies and learning tools; information technology, informatics equipment; electronic products shops; eyewear shops; clothing and apparel stores; jewelry and accessory stores.

Warehouses, goods transshipment points, and services for transportation, and export and import of goods.

Restaurants or food and drink establishments, but provide takeaway only; restaurants in accommodation establishments, resorts and tourist attractions serve only on-site guests and visits but do not organise buffets.

Haircutting and shampoo services operate at 50 per cent of their capacity.

Indoor trade promotion activities (fairs, exhibitions, conferences, and events connecting supply and consumption for products) are allowed to open with a maximum of 10 people, and no more than 15 people in outdoor activities.

A maximum gathering of 70 people in indoor activities and 100 people in outdoor activities are allowed if all participants have received full doses of COVID-19 vaccine or have recovered from the disease.

Accommodations, resorts, sightseeing and other services for visitors can operate at 50 per cent capacity and have to meet safety requirements of pandemic prevention and control.

Other activities that want to reopen must be authorised by the competent authority.

Non-essential services and businesses will continue to be closed. — VNS

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