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HCMC allows bars, dance clubs, karaoke parlors to re-open from next week

VGP – Bars, dance clubs, karaoke and massage parlors in Ho Chi Minh City are allowed to resume operation from January 10, 2022, the Municipal People's Committee has decided.

January 04, 2022 2:33 PM GMT+7

However, these service facilities shall have to comply with requirements for safe adaptation to COVID-19.

All employees working at bars, dance clubs and karaoke parlors must either be fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19.

Meanwhile, customers must either be fully vaccinated, have recovered, or have proof of negative COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours before visiting these places.

Karaoke and massage parlors, bars, and nightclubs in the southern metropolis have been closed since April 30. 

HCMC has been the hardest-hit locality in Viet Nam since the fourth virus wave began on April 27, with nearly 505,000 infections.

By Thuy Dung