Food and drink facilities to remain open until year-end as HCM City extends trial

The HCMC People’s Committee has decided to continue with the trial to allow food and drink establishments to operate until December 31.

Besides, it has done away with its earlier requirement that they need to close before 10 p.m.

Businesses can operate normally in areas with COVID-19 alert levels 1 and 2, have up to 50 per cent of covers in case of level 3 and only offer delivery and takeaway in case of level 4.

All must comply with safety regulations in force locally.

Local authorities have been instructed to strengthen oversight of establishments serving alcoholic beverages and severely penalise non-compliance with pandemic safety measures.

On November 16 the city People’s Committee allowed food and beverages establishments to reopen on a trial basis until November 30.

According to the city Department of Industry and Trade, 9,796 of them opened, while another 3,732 are selling alcoholic drinks.

It has stimulated consumer demand and production activities, increased public revenues, helped create jobs, and relieved the financial pressure on people, it added. 

HCM City promoted as a safe and fascinating tourist destination

HCM City will continue its efforts to safely adapt to COVID-19 and effectively contain it while also reviving its economy, given the emergence of a new variant, Omicron, a city leader has said.

Food and drink facilities to remain open until year-end as HCM City extends trial
Illustrative image. – Photonld.com.vn

Its COVID-19 response and socio-economic recovery plan for 2021-2022 also outlines improvement in the quality of urban governance and the business climate, and support for businesses, Duong Anh Duc, deputy chairman of the city People’s Committee, said.

 

It is now focusing on pandemic control measures and gradual socio-economic revival in a safe, flexible and effective manner, he told a conference last Friday.

The pandemic badly hit the socio-economy in the last two years, with the tourism sector taking the brunt, he said.

The city has called on the Government to resume commercial flights to facilitate trade, tourism and investment to revive the economy, he said.

No Omicron cases have been detected yet, but the country is on high alert for it, he said.

Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, director of the city Department of Tourism, said the city has sought the Government’s approval to allow in foreign visitors.

With around 85 per cent of its population being fully vaccinated and proactive pandemic response plans in place, the city is ready to welcome tourists, she said.

The department and the Department of Foreign Affairs held the conference, which was attended by city leaders, foreign cultural and media officials and foreign journalists working in Vietnam, to publicise the city as a safe and fascinating destination.

It was held under the framework of the HCM City Travel Fair being held from December 4 to 25.

Source: Vietnam News

HCM City distribution chains ensure food supply

HCM City distribution chains ensure food supply

Nearly 1,600 workers at a supermarket chain tested positive for coronavirus when the fourth Covid wave in HCM City reached its peak over the summer. One of them died.

2021 Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival slated for December

2021 Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival slated for December

The 17th Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival will be held from December 4-25, a representative from the municipal Tourism Department told a press conference on November 25.

 
 

Other News

.
People hesitate to return home for Tet due to Covid-19 prevention regulations
People hesitate to return home for Tet due to Covid-19 prevention regulations
SOCIETYicon  08/01/2022 

Many people have not had the opportunity to visit their families because of two consecutive years of Covid-19. In 2021, the pandemic spread widely, causing great damages in all aspects.

HCM City stops all non-essential activities during Tet holidays
HCM City stops all non-essential activities during Tet holidays
SOCIETYicon  07/01/2022 

Chairman of the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Phan Van Mai emphasized stopping all non-essential activities with large gatherings during the incoming Lunar New Year holiday in light of Covid-19.

Family worship place in Long An province under investigation
Family worship place in Long An province under investigation
SOCIETYicon  07/01/2022 

The Department of Public Security of southern Long An province has decided to commence legal proceedings against individuals involved in wrongdoings at “Tinh that bong lai”, a family Buddhist worship place.

Over 1.4 million people become unemployed in 2021 due to COVID-19: GSO
Over 1.4 million people become unemployed in 2021 due to COVID-19: GSO
SOCIETYicon  07/01/2022 

More than 1.4 million Vietnamese were unemployed in 2021, up 203,700 from the previous year or 17 percent, due to impacts of the worst-ever fourth wave of COVID-19 infections for months, data from the General Statistics Office showed.

First regular flight from South Korea arrives in Vietnam after hiatus
First regular flight from South Korea arrives in Vietnam after hiatus
SOCIETYicon  07/01/2022 

The first regular flight between South Korea and Vietnam, which was operated by Vietnam Airlines after two years of hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, landed safely at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi at 12:43pm on Thursday.

Health Ministry warns of high risk of spreading Omicron in the community
Health Ministry warns of high risk of spreading Omicron in the community
SOCIETYicon  07/01/2022 

The Ministry of Health has warned that there is a high risk of spreading the Omicron variant among the community.

Why COVID-19 caseload and death toll on the rise: Ministry of Health
Why COVID-19 caseload and death toll on the rise: Ministry of Health
SOCIETYicon  06/01/2022 

Although the pandemic situation in the country is fundamentally under control, new infections and fatalities are still being recorded.

Aviation authority proposes to scrap rapid testing in favour of RT-PCR
Aviation authority proposes to scrap rapid testing in favour of RT-PCR
SOCIETYicon  06/01/2022 

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) wants arriving passengers tested for SARS-CoV-2 following the RT-PCR method prior to their flight, removing the additional need for rapid testing as well. 

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JANUARY 7
VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JANUARY 7
SOCIETYicon  07/01/2022 

Vietnam’s HDI sees improvements in 2016 – 2020

Unknown man calls Vietnam Airlines, threatens to shoot down plane heading to Hanoi from Japan
Unknown man calls Vietnam Airlines, threatens to shoot down plane heading to Hanoi from Japan
SOCIETYicon  06/01/2022 

An anonymous man called a Vietnam Airlines branch in Japan on Wednesday morning, and said that if a flight heading from Narita (Japan) to Hanoi did not turn back it would be shot down, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).

Medicines with molnupiravir for COVID-19 treatment proposed to be licensed
Medicines with molnupiravir for COVID-19 treatment proposed to be licensed
SOCIETYicon  06/01/2022 

An advisory council of the Ministry of Health (MoH) has proposed this ministry grant certificates of registration for conditional circulation of three medicines containing the active ingredient molnupiravir for COVID-19 treatment.

Sale of unauthorised COVID-19 treatment drugs on the rise across social media
Sale of unauthorised COVID-19 treatment drugs on the rise across social media
SOCIETYicon  06/01/2022 

As the battle against COVID rages on, some are taking advantage of the anxiety and worry of others to make a fast buck, no matter the consequences. 

After 30 years, Vietnam's fertility rate drops by nearly half
After 30 years, Vietnam's fertility rate drops by nearly half
SOCIETYicon  05/01/2022 

Over the past 30 years, Vietnam's fertility rate has fallen dramatically. The total fertility rate (TFR) fell from 3.8 children/woman in 1989 to 2.09 children/woman in 2019.

Local Molnupiravir manufacturers to be licensed soon
Local Molnupiravir manufacturers to be licensed soon
SOCIETYicon  05/01/2022 

Health professionals of the Ministry of Health are due to meet on January 5 to consider licensing local pharmaceutical companies that produce Molnupiravir for COVID-19 treatment.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JANUARY 6
VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JANUARY 6
SOCIETYicon  06/01/2022 

Lao Prime Minister to pay official visit to Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City to reopen bars, dance clubs from next week
Ho Chi Minh City to reopen bars, dance clubs from next week
SOCIETYicon  05/01/2022 

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.

Resolution 128 a game changer in Vietnam’s COVID-19 fight
Resolution 128 a game changer in Vietnam’s COVID-19 fight
SOCIETYicon  05/01/2022 

Resolution 128 is of great significance in COVID-19 fight and economic recovery, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Quoc Phuong said.

Oodles of glass noodles ready for Tet at So Village
Oodles of glass noodles ready for Tet at So Village
SOCIETYicon  05/01/2022 

The canna noodles, or glass noodles, of So Village in Tan Hoa Commune, Quoc Oai District, have long been known as a specialty of the Hanoi countryside, loved far and wide. They are probably the most famous noodles in the country.

New policies in 2022: pensions go up slightly, petrol prices increase sharply
New policies in 2022: pensions go up slightly, petrol prices increase sharply
FEATUREicon  06/01/2022 

Some new policies affecting most residents in the country take effect in January 2022.

HCM City issues quarantine procedure for arrivals in face of Omicron
HCM City issues quarantine procedure for arrivals in face of Omicron
SOCIETYicon  04/01/2022 

HCM City People’s Committee has just issued urgent guidelines for a five-step quarantine procedure for arriving passengers amid the emergence of the Omicron variant in Vietnam.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN