According to a decision issued by the mayor of Vietnam’s capital city Chu Ngoc Anh on Wednesday, districts that have not recorded any coronavirus community transmission since September 6 would be allowed to reopen food and beverage places. However, only takeaways are allowed and they must be closed before 9 p.m.
Shops that sell office supplies, books and other study materials, garages that repair vehicles and electronic products shops are also allowed to reopen, local media reported.
The 22 districts that meet the requirement for the reopening are Tay Ho, Ba Dinh, Hoan Kiem, Nam Tu Liem, Bac Tu Liem, Long Bien, Hoai Duc, Thanh Oai, Gia Lam, Dong Anh, Soc Son, Me Linh, Ba Vi, Son Tay, Phuc Tho, Dan Phuong, Thach That, Quoc Oai, Chuong My, Ung Hoa, My Duc and Phu Xuyen.
All businesses and services must abide by coronavirus control measures like wearing masks and keeping distance, and make medical declarations. All customers must present QR codes when shopping.
Officials have been asked to evaluate the results of social distancing orders to propose a plan for coronavirus prevention and economic recovery after September 21.
Hanoi aims to vaccinate all its adult population with at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot by September 15. So far, 5 million shots have been given, meeting 86 percent of the original goal.
The capital has recorded 3,856 local Covid-19 cases since the fourth wave hit Vietnam in late April, according to VNExpress.