But bars, dance clubs and karaoke parlors will remain closed until further notice.
Catholic churches are also allowed to hold daily mass and other religious rites.
Most non-essential services had resumed operations on March 1 after nearly a month of closure though they have to ensure a minimum social distance of one meter.
Eating places cannot admit more than 30 people at a time.
People’s Committee Vice Chairman Duong Anh Duc warned however that the city faces a potential risk of transmission by illegal entrants. Last week police officers found 40 Chinese nationals who had illegally entered the country following raids on hotels in Districts 1 and Go Vap.
The hotels will be fined for failing to report to local authorities.
In the latest outbreak, HCMC has had 36 cases of Covid-19.
It is conducting random tests and monitoring people coming from infected areas to contain the spread.
Vietnam has reported 893 cases in 13 cities and provinces in the latest outbreak.