People who have received at least one vaccine against Covid-19 or who have recovered from the disease will be allowed to engage in socio-economic activities in Vietnam’s pandemic hotspot, Ho Chi Minh City.
According to the Xinhua News Agency, this is part of the city administration’s temporary measures designed for flexible, safe and effective regulation of Covid-19, which were released earlier this week.
Children who have not yet reached vaccination age can participate in socio-economic activities, but they must be accompanied by vaccinated people.
Activities include participating in large gatherings such as festivals, cultural and sporting events, using public transport, working in public workplaces and attending classes, among others.
The activities themselves may also be subject to certain restrictions based on the Covid-19 risk levels of each area, which are categorized primarily by the vaccination rate and the number of infections in the population.
As of Tuesday, the city has also allowed non-essential businesses like bars, nightclubs and karaoke lounges to fully resume operations in low-risk and half-capacity areas in medium-risk ones.
These services cannot operate in places still classified as âhighâ or âvery highâ risk.
These are among the last services to reopen in the southern Vietnamese city after more than six months of suspension due to Covid-19 restrictions.
After months of strict social separation measures, most normal activities and services have resumed since the beginning of October.
With more than 1,000 new cases reported every day, Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s largest pandemic hotspot.
According to the municipal disease management center, the latest wave of infection, which began in late April, has resulted in nearly 446,000 Covid-19 infections.
(With IANS inputs)