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Binh Dinh suspends street trading, public activities over coronavirus concern

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HCMC – The central province of Binh Dinh decided to halt street trading, cultural, sports and entertainment activities in public places starting today, June 1, in an attempt to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to a dispatch signed on May 31 by Lam Hai Giang, vice chairman of the provincial government, local authorities in the province were told to encourage residents to refrain from sea bathing and to comply with Covid-19 safety measures. Takeaway services were also encouraged during this time, reported Bnews.

Earlier, the provincial government ordered the suspension of passenger transport services on fixed routes, contract cars and taxis between Binh Dinh and virus-hit HCMC starting from May 31.

Further, the central province announced that people arriving in or returning to Binh Dinh from HCMC’s locked down areas will be quarantined for 21 days and those coming from other areas of HCMC will be quarantined for 14 days.

In addition, dine-in restaurants must not use more than 50% of their seats and must practice social distancing.

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