CENTRAL REGION — The latest extension to social distancing rules set by the Prime Minister will mean limited services will be operating in Đà Nẵng City.
Pharmacies, banks, petrol stations and supermarkets, along with water supply and telecommunication services will remain open.
Members of the public must wear a facemask in public and stay two metres apart or potentially face administrative fines.
Schools and universities will remain closed, and there will be no public transport or taxis on the roads.
Coffee shops and restaurants will only be allowed to offer a limited online-only delivery service, according to city officials.
An empty pavement on Lê Lợi street in Huế City. The central Thừa Thiên-Huế province continues social distancing for two more weeks following the Prime Minister's instruction. VNS Photo Công Thành
Meanwhile the central Thừa Thiên-Huế provincial people’s committee decided to reduce clean water bills by 10 per cent between April and June.
The provincial committee is also in discussions with power companies to introduce similar reductions to help residents.
A Japanese company, M&H Industry Việt Nam donated 30,000 face masks worth VNĐ150 million ($6,500) to the provincial Fatherland Front in joining hands for the COVID-19 fight on Wednesday.
The province also fined three people for fake news posting on facebook during COVID-19 isolation time with total VNĐ37.5 million (US$1,600) on Wednesday.
One person had posted false information claiming a child had been kidnapped. — VNS