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Control over travelling in southern localities maintained after social distancing eased

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam on September 28 held an online working session with leaders of Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta and Central Highlands provinces and cities to prepare for loosening social distancing after September 30.

At the event, participants basically agreed with the need to relax social distancing measures in Ho Chi Minh City and southern localities to recover socio-economic development, saying that they basically put the pandemic under control.

Several of them suggested the Prime Minister allow continuing to control travelling from/to Ho Chi Minh City and between southern localities like at present as the rate of vaccinations in these provinces remains low, thus posing risk of infections.

Leaders of HCM City wanted that residents coming from other provinces and cities would continue staying in the city to soon bring it to new normal.

Dam asked HCM City to offer support in terms of employment, vaccines and accommodation for workers, outline plans to welcome back workers from localities and create the best conditions for them to be vaccinated.

The Ministry of Health was assigned to consult with the Government about the allocation of vaccines to HCM City and nearby provinces to achieve herd immunity, as well as prevent residents from travelling to other localities freely./.