The HCMC traffic police started to temporarily stop receiving new auto and motorcycle registrations from June 22, to prevent the spread of Covid-19 which is still raging in the city.
The decision comes as new daily Covid-19 case numbers remain high, according to the Road-Railway Traffic Police Division under the HCMC Department of Police.
Under the decision, only registration papers and procedures signed and completed before June 21 will be handled.
The division decided to suspend receiving letters and files asking for the use of sirens and priority lights, the local media reported.
To handle administrative violations and investigate traffic accidents, the division will allow only one person per case to enter its headquarters.
The division also encouraged residents to use online public services or portal services to avoid bigger-than-allowed gatherings, according to The Saigon Time.
Vietnam recorded 80 new local Covid-19 cases Wednesday noon, half of which are in HCMC, sending the city’s case count in the ongoing wave to 2,013.
For the past two months, Vietnam’s latest Covid wave has seen 10,575 infections recorded in 43 cities and provinces. The most severely hit are Bac Giang with 5,498 cases and HCMC with 2,013, VNExpress reported.