Many Vietnamese provinces and cities tightly control movement even though social distance is eased

By October 14, many Vietnamese southwestern provinces had relaxed inter-provincial travel requirements. However, the provinces still have strict regulations on medical isolation, monitoring and conducting health check for people coming from other localities.

In Can Tho, Mr. Duong Tan Hien – Standing Vice Chairman of Can Tho City People’s Committee said that after the issuance of Resolution 128, the provisional provision “Safe adaptation, flexibility, effective control of the COVID-19 epidemic” was issued to abolish the application of Directives 15, 16 and 19 nationwide, the Can Tho City People’s Committee is currently making a plan to ask the units for comments.

Tomorrow, we will report to the Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control. After receiving the opinion of the Steering Committee, the People’s Committee of Can Tho City will officially issue a plan for implementation,” said Mr. Hien.

By noon on October 14, the bus station in Can Tho had not yet operated again, only freight cars came to check in to the city center for delivery.

According to Mr. Hien, Can Tho still maintains a number of checkpoints and is mainly for medical control.

Up to now, Can Tho still stipulates: people from Ho Chi Minh City and three provinces of Binh Duong, Dong Nai and Long An who have received 2 doses of the vaccine or have recovered from the disease must stay at home to monitor their health for a week.

Those who have just received one dose of the vaccine must isolate at home for 7 days and monitor their health for 7 days; Those who have not been vaccinated must be isolated for 14 days and other provinces will also apply similar measures.

As for the inter-provincial passenger transport, the Director of the Department of Transport of Can Tho City said that the department is sending a document to localities with convection berths to ask for opinions on whether to agree to reopen or not before making an official decision.

According to PV’s observations on October 14, Can Tho bus station is still “closed and bolted.”

In Bac Lieu, the chairman of this provincial People’s Committee agreed that the pilot program of inter-provincial road passenger transport on fixed routes has not been carried out for the time being.

The province assigned the Department of Transport to continue to assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with relevant agencies and units in, inspecting and reviewing the actual needs of units, localities, as well as the transport sector to unify advice and submit proposals to the Provincial People’s Committee for consideration and decision in the coming time on the basis that it must be suitable to the actual situation of the locality and ensure safety in the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic.

The chairman of Bac Lieu province’s People’s Committee agreed to allow public passenger transport activities in the inner province such as fixed routes, taxis, contracts, transportation of workers, experts, riverside passenger terminals, but must ensure the highest standards requirements and regulations on epidemic prevention.

Bac Lieu requested functional forces to strictly control all cases of people and vehicles transporting goods into the province.

Bac Lieu’s head requested functional forces to strictly control all cases of people and vehicles transporting goods into the province. Everyone is not allowed to move into the province without the permission of the Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee. If entering the province, they must be isolated in concentration or at an accommodation facility.

Ca Mau province allows people to travel within the province. When going outside the province is decided by the locality there. All means of transporting goods, drivers and people following this vehicle into the province must be strictly controlled.

Public passenger transport and tourist transport can only operate within the province, with no more than 50% of the seats. Passengers must have a QR code scanned or a medical declaration before boarding.

In Ca Mau, inter-provincial public passenger transport will continue to stop until further notice. All people coming to/from Ca Mau province must be approved by the Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee (except for the vehicle driver and the person accompanying the vehicle transporting goods).

Many provinces and cities tightly control the gateway despite loosening the distance

Implement concentrated isolation or isolation at hotels (on request) for 14 days for people coming to or returning from localities with high-risk, very high-risk epidemics. After completing the concentrated isolation, they must stay at home for another 7 days, then monitor their health for another 7 days. Home quarantine for 21 days and health monitoring for another 7 days for all returnees from the remaining regions.

Ca Mau also allows medical isolation at home for 21 days for people from provinces and cities to the province if certain requirements are met, such as having injected 2 full doses of Covid-19 vaccine and having rapid test results negative…

For experts, engineers, investors, business representatives, people on official duty… coming to work in the province or on duty at constructions and factories, etc., depending on the specific case, The Ca Mau Provincial Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control considers the decision.

Many provinces and cities tightly control the gateway despite loosening the distance.

Mr. Tran Anh Thu – Vice Chairman of An Giang Provincial People’s Committee said that on October 12, provincial leaders held an online meeting on reviewing regulations for circulation through checkpoints for disease prevention and control in the province after the Government issued Resolution 128.

Recently, the number of people returning to their hometown is very dynamic, so the flow of people and vehicles passing through Vam Cong checkpoint increases, causing congestion at peak hours.

To solve this problem, the Standing Committee of the Provincial People’s Committee requires that the means of transport of goods (registered for the green channel), the driver and the accompanying person have been vaccinated with 2 doses of Covid-19 vaccine (over 14 days), If the test result is negative for SARS-CoV-2, which is still valid according to the regulations of the health sector, instructions for medical declaration (no rapid test at the checkpoint), they will be allowed to enter An Giang province; Valid from 5pm on October 13 until further notice.

As for the control of citizens and vehicles transporting goods moving within the territory of An Giang province, the leader of this province directed and arranged only fixed posts to control people/vehicles moving from the red/orange zone to yellow/green zones.

No fixed posts are arranged, only mobile teams are arranged to patrol and control people/vehicles moving from the yellow zone to the green zone and vice versa; The content of control is the observance of regulations on prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic and regulations on social distancing in the region.

At the same time, the functional forces can only check once when people/vehicles move in the province; districts, towns and cities need to agree on identification procedures/documents for already checked people/vehicles. (Translated)