HCMC – The number of wet markets allowed to restart operations in HCMC has increased steadily, with many of them fully reopened.
As of November 22, 180 of 234 traditional wet markets have reopened in HCMC, up by 112 markets compared to the previous month, according to the HCMC Department of Industry and Trade.
Thu Duc City, Tan Binh District and District 8 have the highest number of wet markets reopened since the HCMC government relaxed Covid-19 restrictions in early October, the local media reported.
Besides essential goods permitted to be sold on a limited scale, other groups of goods are allowed, including clothes, household appliances, cosmetics, fabrics and souvenirs.
Of the 830 market stalls, more than 600 stalls have reopened, almost full of goods. The opening hours is also back to normal, Le Quang Thien, head of management board of Tan Dinh market, said.
From now until November 25, HCMC is expected to open Long Truong market in Thu Duc City, Le Hong Phong market in District 10 and Tan Thanh Dong market in Cu Chi District. Most of the remaining markets are likely to reopen next month.