HCMC – As Hai Duong Province has ended 15 days of social distancing from March 3, many places in the northern province have been allowed to resume interprovincial passenger transport services.
In the districts of Binh Giang, Thanh Ha, Ninh Giang, Gia Loc, Tu Ky, Nam Sach and Thanh Mien, and Chi Linh City, passenger transport vehicles can resume their operations as normal but they have to practice the Health Ministry’s Covid-19 safety protocols.
As for Hai Duong City, Kinh Mon Town, the districts of Cam Giang and Kim Thanh, which were asked to follow Covid-19 infection prevention and control guidelines in line with the prime minister’s Directive 15, passenger transport vehicles can resume normal operations but were told to refrain from getting out of the province.
Before the social distancing order in Hai Duong was lifted, the provincial Transport Department had written to its counterparts in seven neighboring provinces and cities, comprising Hanoi, Haiphong, Quang Ninh, Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, Hung Yen and Thai Binh, proposing that they work with the local authorities to create optimal conditions for transport vehicles from Hai Duong to facilitate the transport of commodities.
However, in Quang Ninh, which is one of the first two provinces to be hit by the latest Covid-19 resurgence, the provincial government has yet to allow the resumption of interprovincial passenger transport services. Moreover, those coming to Quang Ninh from virus-hit areas in other provinces and cities nationwide have to use paid quarantine services.