Ho Chi Minh City currently has no plans to vaccinate children aged 12-17 against COVID-19, deputy head of the municipal Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control Pham Duc Hai affirmed on October 18.
According to him, the municipal Department of Health is asking for directions from the municipal People's Committee on the plan.
Regarding the reopening of on-site restaurants, deputy head of the municipal Department of Industry and Trade Nguyen Nguyen Phuong stated that the city also does not have any plan to resume on-site catering in fear of large gatherings.
Meanwhile, Nguyen Van Lam, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, said that the city has to date provided allowances from support packages for about 5 million people.
There are still about 1.5 million people who have not received assistance. Therefore, the department has proposed and got approval from the municipal People's Committee to extend the support period until October 22, said Lam.
Regarding the return of workers to Ho Chi Minh City, he said that the labour supply will be better in the coming time.
At the meeting, Le Thien Quynh Nhu, Deputy Chief of the Office of the Health Department, stated that there is also a roadmap for the COVID-19 treatment hospitals in the city to stop operating./.