Grab halts all services in Hanoi

By Anh Tu, Anh Minh, Duc Minh   July 27, 2021 | 07:28 pm PT
Grab halts all services in Hanoi
Grab motorbike drivers wait for orders at Aeon Mall Ha Dong Supermarket in Ha Dong District, Hanoi on July 7, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Duc Minh.
Ride-hailing giant Grab has suspended two more of its services in Hanoi, GrabExpress and GrabMart, amid the city’s Covid-19 lockdown.

It had already suspended GrabFood and ride-hailing services GrabCar, GrabBike and GrabTaxi on July 24 along with other ride-hailing companies Be and Gojek.

The city Department of Transport said it has granted permission for nearly 700 delivery people to work during the 15-day social distancing period.

No one working for any digital ride-hailing platform is registered.

Hanoi last Friday announced a 15-day social distancing order starting 6 a.m. last Saturday amid rising coronavirus concerns in both the capital and nationwide.

The city has recorded 1,007 local Covid-19 cases in the fourth coronavirus wave that struck Vietnam in late April.

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