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COVID-19 patients with no symptoms will quarantine at home for 14 days

Patients with locally acquired COVID-19 showing no symptoms, and with no underlying disease or obesity, will now be under a 14-day home quarantine, according to new guidelines released by the HCMC Department of Health.

Government sets up COVID-19 special working group

The Government has decided to establish a special working group to carry out COVID-19 prevention and control tasks.

Nearly 4,800 new domestic COVID-19 cases reported on July 20

A further 4,789 domestic cases of COVID-19 were reported in Vietnam on July 20, along with six imported cases quarantined upon arrival.

Vietnam reports 4,195 new COVID-19 infections on July 19

The Ministry of Health reported 2,180 new cases of COVID-19 on July 19 evening, raising the total number of infections in the day to 4,195, including 4,175 domestically transmitted and 20 imported that were quarantined upon arrival.

Daily count rises by 3,718, more southern localities to enforce social distancing measures

A further 1,612 new COVID-19 cases, including 1,600 local cases and 12 imported infections, were recorded on the evening of July 17, with Ho Chi Minh City registering the highest number of infections with 2,786 for the whole day.

Health Ministry confirms 805 new COVID-19 cases on July 15 morning

Additional 805 COVID-19 infections were reported on July 15 morning, including four imported cases, according to the Ministry of Health.

HCM City to impose social distancing measures under PM's Directive 16 starting July 9

HCM City will apply social distancing measures under the Prime Minister's Directive 16 for 15 days starting 0am on July 9, said Nguyen Thanh Phong, Chairman of the municipal People's Committee.

Flights to central region destination temporarily suspended

Deputy Minister of Transport Le Anh Tuan has sent a document to relevant authorities on a temporary suspension of flights between Ho Chi Minh City and the central province of Quang Binh’s Dong Hoi city starting from June 23.

HCM City’s new master plan places quality of life as priority

The newly-adjusted master plan for Ho Chi Minh City must ensure that its residents’ interests are a top priority, Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen has said.

Vietnam’s largest city to impose social distancing as COVID-19 cases skyrocket

Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam, will take stronger measures to control the COVID-19 outbreak as soon as a social distancing order is due to come into effect as of 00.00hrs on May 31.

Train carriages of HCM City’s first metro line installed onto trial track

Japanese contractor Hitachi on May 11 completed the installation of all three passenger carriages of train No. 2 onto a trial track at a depot of Ho Chi Minh City’s Metro Line No.1 between Ben Thanh Market and Suoi Tien Theme Park.

Index results spark reforms in Vietnamese metropolises

Despite strong efforts, major cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are still lagging behind in the 2020 Provincial Competitiveness Index, triggering concerns over the efficacy of their reforms.

Ho Chi Minh City today

After 46 years of liberation of the South and reunification of the country, Ho Chi Minh City has made great achievement with particularly impressive works, contributing to changing the face of the city. 

Street art event to be held in HCM City

The street art performance “Jam –Vietnam Urban Arts 2021” will take place in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 from April 24-25.

Projects planned to ease traffic congestion on port roads

The HCMC Department of Transport has asked the city government to give priority in the next five years to six key transport projects worth $1.19 billion in order to clear congestion on roads leading to ports, especially Cat Lai Port in District 2.

HCM City continues closure of discos, bars, karaoke parlors

Ho Chi Minh City will continue the closure of discos, bars, karaoke parlors to ensure safety amid COVID-19 pandemic, while other service business types will be resumed from March 9.

Cu Chi Tunnels site seeks UNESCO’s recognition

When people think of the most modern and crowded city in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City first comes to mind.

Zero waste systems could create more than 18,000 jobs in HCM City

Ho Chi Minh City could create more than 18,000 new jobs if the city were to recover 80 percent of recyclable and organic material in its waste stream, a new study has revealed.

HCM City allocates land for physical training and sports facilities

Ho Chi Minh City will give priority to land in areas such as Thu Duc city, Can Gio and Binh Chanh districts to develop physical facilities, according to the municipal People’s Committee.

Global finance centre reboot on the cards

After long delays, Vietnam will begin implementing a plan to establish an international financial centre as a core pillar of contemporary global finance, thus putting the country’s profile onto the map.