Covid shuts HCMC’s biggest wholesale market

By Thi Ha   July 5, 2021 | 07:52 pm PT
Covid shuts HCMC’s biggest wholesale market
Binh Dien wholesale market in District 8, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.
HCMC’s biggest wholesale market, Binh Dien, which has a growing number of Covid-19 cases linked to it, will shut down on Tuesday.

Authorities in District 8, where it is situated, said they made the decision after infection began to spread to other areas from the market. As of July 4, 56 Covid-19 cases have been found to have linkage with Binh Dien market.

From 8 a.m. no goods can be delivered, and by 8 p.m. all the stocks have to be liquidated.

The closure will continue until further notice.

Vendors are starting to change their sales method, instead of meeting customers in the market they will deliver directly to them, market managers said, adding that they have set up a website prior so customers can buy from it.

With Hoc Mon Wholesale Market shut last week, two of the three major wholesale markets are closed in the country’s Covid epicenter, which has over 6,900 cases confirmed in the latest wave.

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