HCMC – Haiphong City and Thai Binh Province allowed a number of services to reopen starting yesterday morning, May 26, to execute the dual task of fighting the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuring socioeconomic growth.
In Thai Binh, eateries and hair salons can resume operations from 5 a.m. today and must strictly follow Covid-19 preventive measures. Eateries can offer dine-in services until 9 p.m. everyday, while hair salons have to maintain a customer diary, reported Tuoi Tre Online.
Sports and physical activities were permitted to resume, while the suspension on sports competitions remains in place.
In Haiphong City, eateries and lodging facilities were allowed to resume operations starting 6 a.m. on the day after one week of suspension to curb the spread of the pandemic.
The municipal government also allowed the resumption of golf courses, parks and flower gardens and demanded that these locations strictly follow Covid-19 preventive measures. Eateries were told not to serve too many customers at the same time and to practice social distancing.
Operators of golf courses were required to only serve golfers residing in the northern city and those who could produce a negative Covid-19 test certificate conducted within seven days or a Covid-19 vaccination certificate.
The district-level governments and the Department of Tourism in the city were required to jointly monitor compliance with Covid-19 safety measures among these businesses and local residents. Violators would be fined.
Le Khac Nam, vice chairman of the Haiphong City government, said that the coronavirus outbreak in the city has been brought under control. People returning to Haiphong from the coronavirus hotspots of Bac Giang and Bac Ninh will be quarantined for 14-21 days. The resumption of some services is aimed at creating conditions for the locals to make a living.
Earlier, Haiphong on May 18 decided to suspend all dine-in and lodging services after the detection of coronavirus cases by community transmission. Only take-away services were allowed.