HCMC – The HCMC government has allowed shippers of technology-based delivery firms to travel citywide after September 15 and would support them with the Covid-19 testing costs until September 30, said HCMC Vice Chairman Le Hoa Binh.
In the “Residents ask-the city answers” program on September 13, Binh said the decision was aimed at supporting local residents as the city would continue applying strict social distancing measures in line with the prime minister’s Directive 16 after September 15 and gradually allow some activities in districts 7, Cu Chi and Can Gio to resume, the local media reported.
The city in May limited shippers’ travel to within a district to reduce the coronavirus transmission risk.
They must wear uniforms with logos, have the necessary documents and licenses, and test negative for Covid-19.
Late last month, shippers in Thu Duc City and seven districts were allowed to get back to work, provided they underwent a daily rapid Covid test. Up to 25,000 shippers have resumed their work, partly meeting the demands of local residents and easing pressure on the assisted shopping model.
According to the municipal Department of Industry and Trade, a shipper can deliver 20-25 orders per day. Thus, 25,000 shippers can serve the demands of 500,000-600,000 households.