Ho Chi Minh City to reopen bars, dance clubs from next week
Ho Chi Minh City will reopen bars, dance clubs and karaoke parlors from January 10 after a period of suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The municipal People’s Committee on January 4 issued a document allowing the resumption of such services in the southern metropolis, which said the business activities must satisfy pandemic prevention and control regulations.
The committee has asked the People’s Committees of Thu Duc city and districts to intensify inspections over the reopening of establishments that meet requirements.
In accordance with existing requirements, all employees working at bars, dance clubs and karaoke parlors must either be fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. Meanwhile, customers must either be fully vaccinated, have recovered, or test negative for the virus within the last 72 hours.
On November 16, the city allowed karaoke and massage parlors, bars and dance clubs to reopen, but just two days later it ordered them to close again due to the complex developments of the pandemic.