Da Nang bans delivery, ride-hailing services amid Covid surge

By Nguyen Dong   July 22, 2021 | 12:48 pm GMT+7
Da Nang bans delivery, ride-hailing services amid Covid surge
A woman cycles past a banner that indicates a locked down area due to Covid-19. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong.
Da Nang has banned delivery and ride-hailing services from noon Thursday and urged people not to go out unnecessarily amid a rise in Covid-19 incidence.

The people's committee said people should only go out for essential purposes like official work, buying food or medicine and other emergencies and stay at least two meters apart from each other and not more than two should gather in in public.

Other outdoor activities like jogging and cycling are also banned.

Non-essential businesses and services have been shut down, while funerals must be completed within 48 hours and have no more than 20 people participating.

All taxi services have also been shut down.

Offices are only allowed to have half their workforce on site, and ordered not to hold non-essential meetings. Should employees need to go out for essential purposes, companies need to issue letters to them.

The city had already banned non-essential activities like indoor dining and going to the beach. Certain places in Thach Khe, Lien Chieu and Cam Le districts already imposed strict social distancing mandates under Directive 16 from July 17 after several coronavirus clusters were found there, requiring people to stay home and only go out for necessities such as buying food or medicines or to work at factories or businesses that are allowed to open.

Da Nang has had 528 Covid cases since the current wave surfaced in late April. They have been found in 35 out of 56 wards and communes. Over 2,600 people have been quarantined while another 3,200 were told to self-isolate at home.

On Wednesday the central city took samples from over 56,300 people and found 28 infected.

 
 
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