Southern localities resume operation as authorities ease COVID-19 restrictions

20:38 15/09/2021

A number of localities in the southern region reopened business and social activities on September 15 following the COVID-19 outbreak being brought under control, with local authorities starting to ease social distancing requirements.

District 7 is among the first localities in Ho Chi Minh City to enter a “new normal” state. A flower and food outlet opens from the early morning on September 15, although there are no customers coming to buy goods directly as they are still in the habit of making orders by phone.

District 7 is among the first localities in Ho Chi Minh City to enter a “new normal” state. A flower and food outlet opens from the early morning on September 15, although there are no customers coming to buy goods directly as they are still in the habit of making orders by phone.

A street vendor residing in District 7 opens her outlet from 6 a.m., although only a few customers come during the initial two hours.

A street vendor residing in District 7 opens her outlet from 6 a.m., although only a few customers come during the initial two hours.

Local people follow the Health Ministry’s 5K message at a drug store located on Le Van Luong street, with the majority of buyers fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local people follow the Health Ministry’s 5K message at a drug store located on Le Van Luong street, with the majority of buyers fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ho Chi Minh City authorities pilot “COVID-19 green cards” in District 7, along with Cu Chi and Can Gio districts from September 15 in order to control residents’ travel and to reopen some business and social activities. However, a number of eateries based on Nguyen Thi Thap street remain closed due to fears regarding the spread of COVID-19.

Ho Chi Minh City authorities pilot “COVID-19 green cards” in District 7, along with Cu Chi and Can Gio districts from September 15 in order to control residents’ travel and to reopen some business and social activities. However, a number of eateries based on Nguyen Thi Thap street remain closed due to fears regarding the spread of COVID-19.

These eateries shut down during the social distancing period implemented in Ho Chi Minh City and have no plans of reopening soon because of fears caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

These eateries shut down during the social distancing period implemented in Ho Chi Minh City and have no plans of reopening soon because of fears caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Residents begin to head back into the streets of Binh Duong province on the morning of September 15 as local authorities begin to ease COVID-19 restrictions.

Residents begin to head back into the streets of Binh Duong province on the morning of September 15 as local authorities begin to ease COVID-19 restrictions.

Restaurants prepare their ingredients from 6 a.m., with owners planning to keep prices unchanged.

Restaurants prepare their ingredients from 6 a.m., with owners planning to keep prices unchanged.

Both sellers and buyers maintain a safe two-metre distance to prevent the potential spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Both sellers and buyers maintain a safe two-metre distance to prevent the potential spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

An eatery owner based in Thu Dau Mot city announces he will sell food for only people who follow the Health Ministry’s 5K message.

An eatery owner based in Thu Dau Mot city announces he will sell food for only people who follow the Health Ministry’s 5K message.

Cuong, the owner of a Pho (noodle soup) restaurant, says his family have all been inoculated with two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and are eager to resume business operations.

Cuong, the owner of a Pho (noodle soup) restaurant, says his family have all been inoculated with two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and are eager to resume business operations.

Hue, the owner of a food outlet in Thuan An city, shares she feels happy to reopen the eatery again as it helps her family to improve their income and overcome difficulties faced during the COVID-19 fight.

Hue, the owner of a food outlet in Thuan An city, shares she feels happy to reopen the eatery again as it helps her family to improve their income and overcome difficulties faced during the COVID-19 fight.

All people are fully aware of the need to maintain a safe distance and wear face masks to combat the pandemic.

All people are fully aware of the need to maintain a safe distance and wear face masks to combat the pandemic.

Shippers in Binh Duong province are also permitted to travel on roads after meeting the requirements set by local authorities, including have a negative COVID-19 test and being vaccinated.

Shippers in Binh Duong province are also permitted to travel on roads after meeting the requirements set by local authorities, including have a negative COVID-19 test and being vaccinated.
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