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HCMC strictly monitors activities on first day of extra stay-at-home order

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The HCMC government has tightened its anti-pandemic measures and banned local residents from leaving their homes from today, August 23. The extra stay-at-home order is in place from now till September 6, after the city had implemented stringent social distancing under the Prime Minister’s Directive 16 for almost two months.

The number of revelers on the street fell sharply, as people were only allowed to venture out for special cases. Those who want to pass through checkpoints that have been set up across the city have to present the relevant papers.

At some checkpoints, the competent forces asked deliverymen and commuters to strictly follow the regulations and their routes. 

Police at a checkpoint on Tran Hung Dao Street, District 1 said that there were only a few residents passing through the checkpoints this morning and all of them complied with regulations and presented the required papers. 

Many barriers and checkpoints have been set up on small roads to ensure that only residents going out for emergencies can commute on the major roads.

A police officer inspects a truck via a QR code in Phu Nhuan District – PHOTO: TRINH HOANG

A police officer checks the papers of a commuter – PHOTO: TRINH HOANG

Nguyen Tri Phuong Street, District 10 – PHOTO: TRINH HOANG

There are hardly any commuters at the Binh Trieu Intersection, Hiep Binh Chanh Ward, Thu Duc City – PHOTO: DUNG TRAN

Dien Bien Phu Street, District 1 – PHOTO: DUNG TRAN

The Hang Xanh Crossroad in Binh Thanh District is deserted – PHOTO: DUNG TRAN

A Covid-19 testing point on Tran Hung Dao Street, District 1 – PHOTO: NAM HUNG

A Covid-19 testing station in Ward 4, District 5 – PHOTO: NAM HUNG

A checkpoint on Pham Van Dong Street, Go Vap District – PHOTO: DUNG TRAN

Police officers check commuters’ papers on Tran Hung Dao Street, District 1 – PHOTO: NAM HUNG

A checkpoint at the De Tham – Tran Hung Dao Intersection in District 1 – PHOTO: NAM HUNG

A military inspector works at a checkpoint in Binh Thanh District – PHOTO: DUNG TRAN

A commuter is stopped for an inspection – PHOTO: TRINH HOANG

A checkpoint on Tran Hung Dao Street, District 1 – PHOTO: TRINH HOANG

A street is almost deserted – PHOTO: TRINH HOANG

The Notre Dame Cathedral in District 1 – PHOTO: TRINH HOANG

Commuters are stopped for an inspection in Phu Nhuan District – PHOTO: TRINH HOANG

People buy medicines at a drugstore – PHOTO: TRINH HOANG

A police officer checks the papers of a commuter – PHOTO: DAO LOAN

The competent forces seize the vehicle of a violator – PHOTO: DAO LOAN

Co.op Mart Supermarket on Hoang Van Thu Street, Tan Binh District, has been closed – PHOTO: DAO LOAN

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