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HCMC shuts down bars, karaoke parlors two days after reopening

By Huu Cong   November 18, 2021 | 01:07 am PT
HCMC shuts down bars, karaoke parlors two days after reopening
A karaoke parlor in HCMC has been closed down since February to prevent Covid-19. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Two days after allowing bars, clubs, massage and karaoke parlors to reopen, HCMC on Thursday ordered them to close down amid complex Covid-19 situations.

In a document issued Thursday by the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, bars, dance clubs, spa, massage and karaoke parlors will be suspended until further notice.

The municipal Department of Health will be responsible for building Covid-19 safety protocols for businesses and services like bars, spa and massage parlors, the document said.

Karaoke and massage parlors, bars and night clubs in HCMC have been closed for around seven months now. There are around 680 such establishments in the city.

Cinemas and libraries are still allowed, but all employees and participants must either be fully vaccinated with two doses, recovered from Covid-19 or test negative for the coronavirus within the last 72 hours.

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