HCMC – The HCMC Department of Industry and Trade has proposed allowing restaurants and eateries to restart dine-in services provided that they shut before 9 p.m. and operate at 50% capacity.
Only those meeting the safety requirements will be allowed to offer dine-in services.
The department has also suggested banning them from offering alcoholic drinks, except for restaurants in District 7 and Thu Duc City, the local media reported.
Specific restaurants allowed to offer alcoholic drinks will be decided by the chairpersons of the District 7 and Thu Duc City governments.
The HCMC Food Safety Management Board will coordinate with the governments of districts and Thu Duc City to provide guidelines for catering service providers to comply with the safety requirements.
The municipal Department of Tourism will provide guidelines to restaurants inside hotels and tourist sites.
In addition, the Department of Health will be responsible for guiding restaurants and eateries to apply anti-pandemic measures.
The Department of Industry and Trade will work with cargo suppliers to ensure sufficient supply, cooperate with the relevant agencies to monitor the fight against the pandemic in production and business activities and promptly handle those failing to comply with anti-pandemic regulations.