HCMC – The Ministry of Transport has approved Daklak Province’s proposal of suspending flights between HCMC and the province’s Buon Ma Thuot City starting today, August 5, due to the worsening Covid-19 situation.
The ministry asked the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam to inform local carriers and the relevant agencies about the flight suspension, reported Lao Dong newspaper.
According to the province’s proposal, Covid-19 is still raging in many parts of Vietnam, especially in HCMC and surrounding southern provinces, with domestic infections on the rise. There is a high possibility that the disease could break out in neighboring regions including the Central Highlands province of Daklak.
Up to now, Daklak has reported 225 infections, with most of them linked to HCMC and the southeastern provinces.
To proactively contain the spread of the disease, the provincial government had asked the relevant agencies to suspend road passenger transport services between HCMC and Daklak. However, the air service linking the province with HCMC remained in operation with one flight operated daily, which affected the province’s efforts to fight the coronavirus.
Therefore, the provincial government wrote to the Transport Ministry proposing the suspension of flights on the route.