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Functional agencies of Ho Chi Minh City, led by the HCMC Industry and Trade Department, yesterday visited various grocery stores and supermarkets to survey the goods supply for medical lockdown areas around the city.
Ho Chi Minh City has now issued Directive 16 to implement strict social distancing in public places. This is a necessary decision taken by City authorities to ensure that the pandemic remains contained.
Press agencies, functional departments and units in the media sector have to be responsible for providing accurate information to residents and curbing false news proliferation leading to social disturbances and cope with severe fines for disseminating fake news, Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen stressed at a conference on prevention and control work of the coronavirus disease with the participation of media agencies on July 14.
Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong announced at a meeting with the city’s Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control yesterday that HCMC is to enter a citywide social distance time following Directive No.16 of the Prime Minister for 15 days, starting from 12am July 9.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Head of the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, and Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong yesterday afternoon had a working session with administrators in districts 6, 7, and Binh Chanh on implementing Directive 16 and the 097 campaign on epidemic prevention and control.
Currently, in a bid to boost its response to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak in Ho Chi Minh City, the Ministry of Health has mobilized more than 10,000 medical workers from hospitals and students from medical schools nationwide to the southern metropolis.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on July 4 chaired an online meeting with leaders of eight southern localities on measures to stamp out the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking at the working session on Covid-19 Prevention and Control work with Binh Tan District’s authority on July 3, Secretary of the HCMC Party’s Committee Nguyen Van Nen asked the district to continue the propaganda and inspection of Covid-19 prevention and control, impose strict fine on those violate the current Covid-19 regulations.
The novel coronavirus pandemic could act as a catalyst for digital banking adoption changing the consumption behavior of customers who do not want to go to banks for transactions in order to limit exposure. Therefore, the banking industry is increasingly promoting the digitalization of banking services via apps to attract more consumers.
The 10th Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council for the 2021-2026 tenure this morning approved a resolution about the plan to allocate medium-term public investment in HCMC for the period from 2021 – 2025.
The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City yesterday issued the plan to implement Covid-19 testing for about five million people in residential areas, industrial parks, export processing zones and high-tech industrial parks in Thu Duc City and districts from June 26 to July 5.
About half of the staff at State agencies and units are being encouraged to work from home in the ongoing effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Ho Chi Minh City.
The Department of Trade and Industry of HCMC has asked the People’s Committees of Thu Duc City, districts, wholesale markets, traditional markets, supermarkets, convenience stores, businesses providing market stability, stores selling foods and essential goods across the city to strictly comply with the Directive No.10 on enhancement of Covid-19 prevention and control issued by the municipal People's Committee.
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Construction yesterday said that in order to gradually improve the quality of life and the environment to create more urban green space for the city landscape, the southern metropolis will invest in building additional 10-hectare new public buildings and public parks.
HCMC Chairman inspects Covid-19 vaccine administration
The Covid-19 situation in HCMC and corresponding solutions were once again brought up by Member of the Politburo, Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen in the online meeting of the HCMC Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control on June 14.
At a virtual meeting of the city Steering Board for Covid-19 Prevention and Control this morning, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong decided an extension of social distancing measures under the Prime Minister’s Directive No.15 from 0:00 on June 15 till 0:00 on June 30.
Regarding concerns about vaccine supply, the Party’s Committee of HCMC has made utmost efforts to seek trusted sources of Covid-19 vaccine, actively negotiate with providers and buy more vaccines to inoculate the city’s entire population as soon as possible.
The HCMC People’s Committee on June 10 held a conference for city leaders to gather opinions from businesses affected by Covid-19 and discuss solutions to support them.
Ho Chi Minh City needs to draw up plans for the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, while ramping up efforts to seek vaccine sources, Standing Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh said on May 31.