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Quang Ngai allows restaurants to resume dine-in services from Dec 1

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Restaurants and eateries in areas at low and moderate risk of Covid-19 community spread in Quang Ngai Province will be allowed to resume dine-in services from December 1.

Apart from complying with Covid safety measures, these restaurants and eateries must map out anti-pandemic measures approved by local authorities, it was announced at an anti-Covid meeting of the provincial government today, November 22.

The resumption is aimed at helping the province gradually reopen its economy and safely adapt to and effectively control the pandemic, according to the Quang Ngai government.

Many parts of the province are at low or moderate risk of transmission, while Duc Loi Commune in Mo Duc District is at extremely high risk.

Quang Ngai has had 90.8% of its adult population getting their first vaccine shots. The central province plans to inoculate children aged 16 to 17 next week.

The Quang Ngai government asked the provincial Department of Health to speed up the vaccination process so that all adults can get fully vaccinated by December 15 while improving the healthcare system and setting up pop-up healthcare stations.

In another development, the northern province of Bac Ninh has ordered restaurants and eateries to stop dine-in services until November 30 due to a surge in new cases.

Food service facilities in the province are allowed to offer takeaway food, the local media reported.

The province required residents not to venture out from 9.00 p.m. to 4.00 a.m., except for special purposes.

Bac Ninh has 70 of 126 communes, wards and towns at low risk of Covid community spread, while 30 other communes and wards are at moderate risk and 22 others are at high risk.

Nam Son and Van Duong wards in Bac Ninh City and Phuong Lieu and Phuong Mao communes in Que Vo District are at extremely high risk.

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