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All 22 districts in HCM City and Thu Duc City have met the criteria for epidemic control and are ready to enter the “new normal” stage, said HCM City People's Council Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Le at the council’s 3rd session on October 18.

Overcoming crisis, businesses enjoy ‘new normal’

Amid the difficulties caused by Covid-19, the Vietnamese entrepreneurial spirit remains and businesses are using every possible means to maintain production and adapt to the new circumstances.

More workers return to work

In recent days, workers from the Central Highlands provinces are returning to HCMC, Dong Nai, and Binh Duong to continue their jobs because they know that social distancing has been loosened, and businesses have started to resume production.

Ho Chi Minh City officially reopens to tourists

Ho Chi Minh City has officially reopened to welcome back tourists, with the local market set to play a key role in connecting localities whilst developing inter-regional routes and safe destinations under its tourism recovery roadmap.

Hanoi is once again Covid-19-free zone

All Hanoi’s three levels of administration meet the requirements for being classified in the level 1, which is considered a “green zone”.

HCMC won’t be able to fully achieve new normal by Nov: municipal chairman

Although the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in HCMC has shown positive results, the city will not be able to fully achieve new normal by November, said municipal chairman Phan Van Mai.

Localities hesitate to reopen, still await decisions from central agencies

Many cities and provinces are reopening hesitantly due to fear of the pandemic as their leaders are very cautious in making decisions because of the pressure of responsibility.

Hanoi: restaurant and passenger transport services to resume from October 14

According to the latest dispatch issued by Hanoi Mayor Chu Ngoc Anh, which takes effect from 6am on October 14, Hanoi authorities have allowed restaurants to reopen and serve diners on the spot, up to 50% of their capacity.

Vietnam enters new normal, keeps high alert amid pandemic

Localities need to keep calm but stay vigilant over pandemic developments, and not be impatient in making decisions, said Party Committee Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong.

Domestic petrol prices to reach new highs on global market rally

Retail petrol prices in Vietnam are likely to reach new highs when the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Industry and Trade announce their price adjustments on October 11.

Media, businesses together overcome impact of Covid-19 pandemic

The online forum "The press accompanies businesses to restore production and business, overcome the impact of the pandemic" to mark Vietnam Entrepreneurs' Day on October 13.

Many provinces open for vaccinated tourists

Many provinces in the central region have planned to welcome visitors from other provinces and cities who have “green” or “yellow” cards.

Ten domestic air routes proposed to be resumed from Oct. 10

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has proposed the Ministry of Transport re-open 10 domestic air routes from October 10.

Not all HCM City migrants choose to leave, many hopeful about livelihood post-COVID

Thousands of people left HCM City for their hometowns in the last few days after the city lifted its lockdown on October 1, but many migrants have chosen to stay back to resume work or look for new jobs.

Business associations unhappy with weekly tests for vaccinated, recovered workers

Several business associations in HCM City have called for scrapping a requirement that workers commuting to the city from elsewhere need to undergo a weekly test for COVID-19 regardless of their vaccination or recovery status.

HCM City allows people to travel to other provinces for picking up relatives

The HCM City Department of Transport received 6,937 applications from individuals between October 2 and 4, requesting permission to travel to other provinces to bring relatives back.

Traveling between provinces: some open doors, others keep closed

As some provinces have gained initial achievements in controlling Covid-19, they now are allowing people with negative rapid testing results to enter the provinces.

HCM City is bustling on the first day of 'new normal' week

Crowded streets, busy traffic on the morning of the first Monday in the new normal - people in Ho Chi Minh City have returned to work after a four months of social distancing.


HCM City on the first day of the new normal

On the first day of easing social distancing measures, HCM City streets were crowded as people flocked to the road to do daily activities that had been suspended for nearly four months.

Businesses need to be given more autonomy in new normal

A survey conducted by Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in September of nearly 3,000 businesses found that 93.9 percent have been affected by the pandemic at a ‘completely negative’ or ‘mostly negative’ level.