Tay Ninh suspends passenger transport services to Binh Duong The Saigon Times Passenger coaches are parked at a coach station. Tay Ninh Province suspended public passenger transport services to Binh Duong Province from today, June 23, until further notice - PHOTO: TNO HCMC - Tay Ninh Province has suspended public passenger transport services to Binh Duong Province from today, June 23, until further notice to prevent the spread of Covid-19, according to the provincial Department of Transport. Under the decision, taxis, contract vehicles and passenger coaches must stop their operations from Tay Ninh Province to Thuan An City, Tan Uyen Town, and some wards in Thu Dau Mot City in Binh Duong Province, which have been hit by Covid-19. As for interprovincial coaches, buses, taxis and vehicles traveling between Tay Ninh Province and other provinces or cities, when passing through these parts of Binh Duong Province, they must not stop there for drop-off or pickup services. … [Read more...] about Tay Ninh suspends passenger transport services to Binh Duong
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Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City began applying stricter social distancing measures from Sunday due to the increasingly serious COVID-19 pandemic. During the current outbreak, which began on April 27, Ho Chi Minh City has so far recorded 2,013 local infections, the second highest in Vietnam. The metropolis entered a period of social distancing on May 31 before local authorities decided to implement stricter measures from June 19 due to a sharp spike in coronavirus cases. In accordance with the latest directive from the municipal People’s Committee, non-essential businesses and unofficial markets are shut down. Taxis, app-based car services, inner-city buses, and inter-provincial coaches are suspended, except for vehicles designated by the local transport authority to carry patients to hospitals in emergency cases. Gatherings of more than three people in public places and in front of schools, offices, and hospitals are banned, while people must keep a minimum distance of 1.5 … [Read more...] about What are social distancing measures in Ho Chi Minh City?
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has proposed that 400 taxis be operated to take local residents to hospitals after the transport service was banned as part of COVID-19 prevention and control measures in the city. The transport department asked the municipal People’s Committee to consider letting 200 taxis of Vinasun Corporation and 200 cabs of Mai Linh Group to resume operations. This will provide favorable conditions for citizens to travel to local hospitals and medical centers. In accordance with Directive No. 10 of the Ho Chi Minh City administration, all taxis, app-based car services, inner-city buses, and inter-provincial coaches were suspended from Sunday. Following the ban, local residents have met a lot of difficulties whenever they need to go to healthcare facilities, the transport department stated. During a social distancing period in the metropolis in April 2020, 200 Mai Linh taxis were operated to transport citizens to local infirmaries. The cabs … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City transport department proposes operation of 400 taxis as ambulance service
They belong to the two biggest operators in the city, Vinasun and Mai Linh. The decision follows a recommendation by the Department of Transport after traditional and ride-hailing taxi services, public buses and inter-provincial buses were ordered off the roads from June 20. The 400 taxis will park at hospitals and medical centers and be identified by stamps issued by the Department of Health. Drivers and passengers must wear masks and make medical declarations, the vehicles must be equipped with hand sanitizers and limit the use of air conditioning as much as possible and have their windows open to reduce the risk of infection spread. This is the second time that passenger transport services in the city have been suspended since the pandemic began early last year. The city is currently going through its fourth week of social distancing. On Sunday it overtook the northern province of Bac Ninh as the locality with the second highest number of infections during the latest … [Read more...] about HCMC allows taxis to transport patients to hospitals
Aquatic exports to China plunge amid COVID-19 threats Vietnamese seafood exports to China in April suffered a decline of 11%, and this downward trajectory continued in May with a fall of 22%, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP). While major markets such as the United States and the EU have reopened and moved to increase imports of seafood products from Vietnam, China has recently tightened their inspection over frozen seafood products from other countries as part of efforts to prevent the potential spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This has caused Vietnamese seafood exports to the market to experience a rapid decline over the past two months. Most notably, aquatic exports fell sharply in all major product groups, including shrimp, down 35%, other fish species, with the exception of tuna, down 23%, and pangasius, down 5%. The impact of the pandemic coupled with China's latest tight policy has led to turnover of frozen … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS JUNE 24
The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has allowed 400 taxis to be put back into operation in order to transport local residents to hospitals following a blanket ban on all car transport services in the city meant to curb the spread of COVID-19. Of the 400 taxis, a half are opperated by Vinasun Corporation and the other half by Mai Linh Group. The designated cabs must be parked at hospitals and medical centers and have a stamp issued by the municipal Department of Health stuck to their windshields. They must also be equipped with hand sanitizer and be completely disinfected after each trip. Fares for these cabs are calculated by distance. Drivers and passengers in the taxis must wear face masks, make medical declarations, and limit the use of air conditioning. Authorities recommend that the windows remain open during trips. Representatives of Vinasun and Mai Linh said that the firms are completing sticking stamps on the taxis and have arranged coordinators stationed at … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City resumes operation of 400 taxis for hospital transport