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Deputy PM encourages shippers, sanitation workers amid COVID-19 pandemic time in HCMC

VGP – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam expressed sympathies to shippers, sanitation workers and residents in Ho Chi Minh City during his tour to some neighborhoods in the city this morning.

08/30/2021 22:30

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam talks with Nguyen Ngoc Hiep - a shipper living in Pham Ngu Lao street, district 1. Nguyen has got two vaccine shots and been allowed to  Photo: VGP

HCMC authorities have allowed shippers in Thu Duc City and seven districts, all high-risk COVID-19 areas to resume services to meet residents's demand during the social distancing period. Photo: VGP

Every day, at 5-6 am shippers in the eight high-risk areas will undergo rapid Covid tests at mobile medical stations operated by the military in their wards, and should results return negative, be allowed to operate. Shippers in the remaining 14 districts of HCMC that have continued to operate after August 23 will be tested twice a week. Photo: VGP

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam talks with Pham Van Diep - a sanitation worker living in Chanh Hung ward, district 8. Pham starts collecting waste at 6:00 am until 1:00 pm each day. He has received first COVID-19 vaccine shot and tested for COVID-19 once a week. Photo: VGP

Currently, there are over 12,500 shippers operating in the 14 low risk districts. The figure would increase to 25,000 after shippers in the high-risk areas are allowed to resume services. Photo: VGP

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam talks with Nguyen Ngoc Mai, a shipper living in ward 11, district 5. Nguyen is allowed to travel within district five after getting the first COVID-19 vaccine dose. Photo: VGP

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam meets with two sanitation workers who wish to receive the second COVID-19 vaccine jabs soon. Photo: VGP

Photo: VGP

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam shares hardships  suffered by residents during the social distancing period. Photo: VGP

He calls on residents to stay put during the social distancing period to help HCMC soon contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the fourth COVID-19 wave, the southern metropolis has recorded 215,821 infection cases. Photo: VGP

By Huong Giang