|HCM City this year will not organise a fireworks event. VNA/VNS Photo|
HCM CITY - All forces participating in epidemic prevention and control in HCM City must be on duty during the 2022 New Year holiday.
The HCM City Department of Health has issued a written notice on stricter implementation of COVID-19 prevention measures during the upcoming holiday.
All relevant forces must be available, and medical facilities are required to maintain emergency services and treatment operations around the clock.
Year-end parties, early spring meetings from these units, and unnecessary festivals or events with large crowds will not be allowed.
Earlier at a press conference on December 23, deputy head of Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in HCM City Phạm Đức Hải said the epidemic situation in HCM City had been complicated, with a rising number of new cases and deaths every day.
HCM City would not organise a fireworks event, he said.
Recently, vice chairman of the HCM City People's Committee Dương Anh Đức emphasised that all localities needed to avoid large gatherings on weekends, especially on New Year's Eve.
Regarding the goal of completing the third booster shot before Lunar New Year, Chief of Office of the Department of Health Nguyễn Thị Huỳnh Mai said that according to the plan issued by the city People's Committee in early December, HCM City would strive to complete the booster shots before January 30 so that people can enjoy Tết with peace of mind. - VNS