Ride-hailing motorbike services resume in HCMC

By Vien Thong   November 17, 2021 | 11:49 pm PT
Ride-hailing motorbike services resume in HCMC
Grab drivers wait to be tested of Covid-19 in Ho Chi Minh City, September 20, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Ride-hailing companies in Ho Chi Minh City resumed motorbike services Thursday after months of on-and-off activities, with companies operating at half their capacity.

Vietnam’s Be and Singapore’s Grab will return with 50 percent of their motorbike drivers, both companies announced Wednesday.

"This is uplifting news as drivers will have more opportunity make ends meet," a media representative of Grab said.

Indonesia’s Gojek will begin its motorbike services starting Friday. The company said it has tens of thousands of drivers ready to ride.

Drivers are required to take a photo with their mask on to begin driving.

HCMC Department of Transport on Wednesday allowed ride-hailing motorbike services to resume with half a company’s total drivers.

Drivers need to have received the first Covid-19 vaccine dose for at least 14 days, or to have recovered from the disease.

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