HCMC – From October 1, residents in HCMC venturing out without a legitimate reason may still be subject to sanctions, HCMC Vice Chairman Vo Van Hoan said in the “Residents Ask-the City Answers” program on September 30.
Hoan said residents could travel in the city. Before going out, however, residents should temporarily use the VNEID and Y te HCM (HCM health) mobile apps to declare their destination and health condition.
If they do not have smartphones to download the two apps, they can produce proof of their recovery from Covid-19 in the last 180 days or their partial or full vaccination done 14 days earlier.
Although the city has removed Covid checkpoints on the street, it has sent out mobile patrol teams that are responsible for conducting random checks on the movement of people and vehicles on the streets.
Answering questions about the movement of residents in HCMC’s adjacent areas to the city for work, Hoan said HCMC, Binh Duong, Long An and Dong Nai are the epicenters of the coronavirus pandemic but also industrial production hubs of the southern region.
Production and business activities in HCMC are connected closely to its neighboring provinces. To create conditions for laborers from these provinces to HCMC for work using their personal vehicles, the city and these localities have reached a consensus on their movement.
Specifically, laborers must be vaccinated and make travel declarations. The city will also cooperate with localities and enterprises to arrange vehicles to transport them.