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Proposing 10 criteria for massage and spa business

Ho Chi Minh CityMassage and spa business points must ensure a minimum density of 4 m2 / person, the distance between 2 guests is at least one meter, as proposed by the Department of Health.

Content mentioned in Draft set of safety assessment criteria in epidemic prevention with massage and spa business developed by the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City and sent to other departments and districts for comments.

Accordingly, massage and spa business establishments must meet 10 safety assessment criteria in epidemic prevention to operate under Decision 3900 on safe, flexible adaptation and effective control of Covid-19 in the locality. table.

Specifically, business establishments must register QR codes, organize code scans, make medical declarations with guests and employees; Waiters who have had at least one dose of vaccine (full 14 days) or F0 recovered, are required to wear a mask throughout the working time, change the mask after each customer, wash their hands after each service.

Service users also inject at least one vaccine (full 14 days), F0 has recovered or has a negative test report within 72 hours, adheres to keeping the distance between guests at least one meter; Service capacity is allowed 100% in green area, 50% in yellow area, 25% in orange area.

Guests and staff must have their temperature checked before entering the premises and using the service every day; arrange a hand washing area with soap or sanitizer for guests and employees; ensure a minimum density of 4 m2/person and a minimum distance between 2 customers of one meter.

Business establishments must disinfect beds, massage chairs, and other items after each customer service, periodically disinfect doorknobs, elevator buttons, toilets, etc. at least twice a day or when necessary.

The owner of the establishment must have a plan and be responsible for implementing epidemic prevention measures, business plans, publicizing the maximum number of guests at the establishment at the same time (with notice board)…

Previously, on November 16, Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee provided massage, spa, beauty salon, bar, discotheque, dance, karaoke, cinema, library, cultural and art performances, video games… open door. However, after 2 days, karaoke, disco, spa, bar, massage services had to stop due to complicated developments of Covid-19. Up to now, these occupations have had to stop for 7 months to prevent the epidemic.

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Ho Chi Minh City proposes to delay the collection of seaport infrastructure fees

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City continues to request the City Council to delay the time of collecting seaport infrastructure fees to April 1, 2022, 6 months behind schedule to support businesses.

The above proposal was mentioned by Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Le Hoa Binh at the 3rd meeting of the City People’s Council, term X, on the morning of October 18. This is the second time the city government has proposed to delay the collection of port infrastructure fees. Last time, instead of applying it from July 2021, the City Council expected to collect collection from the beginning of October.

Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Le Hoa Binh read the reports at the 3rd meeting of the City People’s Council, term X, on the morning of October 18. Photo: Long Ho

However, the complicated developments of the fourth epidemic caused Ho Chi Minh City to social distance for 4 months with many levels from May 31 to September 30. This has affected all socio-economic activities in the city. Statistics show that by August this year, Ho Chi Minh City has had 24,000 businesses leave the market since the beginning of the year.

The port infrastructure fee project is assigned by the City People’s Committee to the Department of Transport to build with the expectation of collecting more than 3,000 billion VND each year to invest in the road system around the ports. The lowest fee is 15,000 VND per ton and the highest is 4.4 million VND for a 40 foot container. The money collected after deducting up to 1.5% to the toll collector will pay the budget to invest in transport infrastructure in the area near the port. The collection of fees is not in cash but through the electronic system; the use of human resources at the port.

Port infrastructure fees of the project.  Photo: Department of Transport.

Port infrastructure fees of the project. Photo: Transportation facilities.

According to the Department of Transport of the city, when the traffic around the port improves, the transportation time is shortened, transport units and import-export enterprises benefit. Ports will develop according to the capacity and budget of the city, thereby increasing revenue from import and export tax, corporate tax, VAT..

At the meeting, Vice Chairman of the City People’s Committee Le Hoa Binh said that he also presented eight other submissions for the City Council’s opinion, including: investment in the Ho Chi Minh City – Moc Bai expressway phase one with a total capital of VND 15,900 billion. ; spending on agricultural extension activities; approve the list of investment fields and social infrastructure; Resolution on specific policies on tuition fees for preschool children in the school year 2021-2022; increase the level of social support for the beneficiaries of social protection; medium-term public investment; adjusting the public investment plan in 2021; support policies for people who follow drug addiction treatment in the community.

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Ho Chi Minh City’s anti-epidemic plan in the next 30 days

In the next 15 days, Ho Chi Minh City will focus on reducing deaths, expanding “green areas”, controlling epidemics in 7 districts; then try to reduce the number of deaths by 20%, vaccinate 70% of people over 18 years old…

The information was reported by Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong at the Conference on preliminary review of Covid-19 prevention work in localities implementing social distancing according to Directive 16 chaired by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on the morning of 15. /8. Currently, Ho Chi Minh City has recorded more than 144,700 infections and has undergone 38 days of social distancing under the enhanced Directives 16 and 16.

Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong speaks at the expanded City Party Committee meeting on the evening of July 25. Photo: Manh Tung

According to Mr. Phong, although the epidemic situation in the area is sideways and tends to decrease, this result is not sustainable, there are still some limitations in the implementation organization. To implement Resolution 86 of the Government, the city has developed a plan to strive for disease control before September 15 with 2 phases.

In which, in phase one from August 15 to August 31, the city will try to reduce the patient mortality rate; no case of severe F0 change without being received and treated; expanding the “green zone”, striving to control the epidemic in the following districts: Can Gio, Nha Be, Cu Chi, Phu Nhuan, 5, 7 and 11.

Phase 2, from September 1-15, the city strives to control the epidemic before September 15 with the goal of reducing the number of deaths and severe cases by 20%; the number of hospital admissions per day does not exceed the number of discharges per day; no more than 2,000 people are hospitalized per day; ensure that more than 70% of the population (over 18 years old) get the 1st injection and 15% of the population get the 2nd shot.

To accomplish those goals, Phong said the city will continue to strictly and effectively implement social distancing according to the principle of “whoever is where is there”, minimizing the number of people leaving the place. residence and strictly control groups that are allowed to leave the house. At the blockade areas, ensure “tight outside, tight inside” in association with inspection and supervision; strongly promote the self-governance movement to protect the “green zone”.

For the blockade areas (the “red”, “orange” areas) will organize testing to reduce the scope, turning the blockade area into a blockade point. Carrying out rapid sample pooling tests by household; for the “green”, “near green”, “yellow” areas will be tested randomly, with focus by RT-PCR method pooling 5 representative households.

For areas outside the blockade area, the city will monitor and early detect people with suspected symptoms or people with risk factors by testing by RT-PCR method or by rapid test (if positive). then perform RT-PCR and treat as suspected).

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Saigon ‘cures’

Many people are confused and worried, worried about food, money, health and education of their children.

Saigon is currently the locality with the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the country.

People, everyone is waiting for the epidemic to pass quickly, for normal life to return to work, go to school, go out, travel, gather for coffee, eat with friends or simply. Just exercise every day.

From the first days of July, the cases tend to increase very quickly. This pandemic is also an opportunity for the city to rethink the allocation of social resources and rational urban planning, avoiding congestion or large gatherings when vaccination or large-scale testing is needed. .

Cases such as isolating thousands of people in Binh Tan E-home apartment complex when food and medical requirements are not met. Gathering too many people to vaccinate at Phu Tho Stadium will probably be valuable lessons about urban planning.

However, with the current facilities and human resources, the rate of symptomatic cases is less than 20%, I think, the city will not be affected in this battle if we have a strategy. reasonable resistance.

In addition to propagating and instructing people to change their living habits in order to limit infection in the community, especially to protect the elderly and people with underlying diseases.

If you can do these things, the city will not only be able to effectively fight the epidemic, but also support neighboring provinces in testing and treating serious patients.

Calm, confident and scientific work as well as refer to the successes in disease control of other countries, Saigon will still be able to effectively fight the epidemic while maintaining production and business activities to assert its position.

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Overcoming the epidemic but still ensuring people’s lives and maintaining economic activities will be a great success for Saigon people, the people of a leading city in the country. The ancients used to say, “One who has waded through a deep river will no longer be afraid of shallow ponds”. Or like the lyrics of a song by Den Vau, there is a sentence that says “the most wounds can be the leader of the wolf”.

The epidemic will make Saigon “wounds”, but these “wounds” will make Saigon strong and strengthen its position as a leading city in the country and in the region.

Henry Nguyen

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Ho Chi Minh City reduces by half the number of employees working at the state headquarters

Agencies and units in Ho Chi Minh City arrange up to half of the number of officials, civil servants and employees working at the headquarters to prevent Covid-19.

The above request is mentioned in the urgent document on changing working methods of state agencies and units during the peak period of prevention and control signed by Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong on June 3.

Accordingly, agencies need to apply information technology and work from home. The head of the unit, based on the nature of the work, assigns appropriate personnel, not letting the work stagnate. Employees regularly update the work progress, open the phone 24/24, do not leave the house when it is not necessary.

For specific units, departments and districts shall report to the Department of Home Affairs to summarize and send to the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City for consideration and decision. Heads of all levels are responsible if Covid-19 infection occurs in their units.

Automatic document receiving machine at District 6 People’s Committee to limit direct contact, epidemic prevention, March 2021. Image: Trung Son.

Inspection and inspection teams are also required to suspend their duties if not absolutely necessary, to stop receiving citizens at the headquarters. The reception and settlement for people must comply with epidemic prevention measures.

Heads of units in other areas need to create conditions for workers in the distanced areas under Directive 16, including Go Vap and Thanh Loc wards, district 12 to work from home. If they have to go to the headquarters, these people need to have a negative test result for nCoV.

Particularly for state agencies and units based in Go Vap District and Thanh Loc Ward, District 12 (including People’s Committee of Go Vap District and People’s Committees of affiliated wards and People’s Committee of Thanh Loc Ward, District 12), the city government The city requires a maximum of 1/3 of the staff to work at the headquarters. This number does not include the mobilized Covid-19 prevention and control force, and must strictly comply with medical declaration when entering and leaving the isolated area according to Directive 16.

From April 27 to now, Ho Chi Minh City has recorded 275 positive cases of nCoV, of which 265 cases are related to the infection chain of the Renaissance Mission Society in Go Vap. Currently, 6,029 people are in concentrated isolation and 12,308 people are isolated at home and accommodation.

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Cook more than a hundred servings of rice every day to give away anti-epidemic keys

Ho Chi Minh CityHien told the fisherman to choose the freshest tuna while Yen Anh asked her parents to make spring rolls to prepare 145 rice servings to donate to anti-Covid-19 checkpoints.

On the morning of May 31, the first day of Go Vap social isolation, but “boss” Pham Minh Hien, 34, still got up early to go to a restaurant on Le Duc Tho Street, Ward 17 to receive food. Shippers cannot deliver goods out of the district, so he has stopped selling online, but he also serves other “customers” who are hundreds of policemen and militiamen on duty at quarantine points in the district.

After receiving the food, Mr. Hien calculated, the menu of 145 lunches today includes duck braised with ginger, soup, stir-fried vegetables and orange juice. Most of the staff were laid off, so in order to keep up with time, Mr. Hien and his friend Yen Anh and a kitchen staff took turns doing all the steps.

Near 11 a.m., the district’s official vehicle arrived, the people in the kitchen brought hot lunch boxes neatly stacked on the car, transferred to the anti-epidemic posts on duty.

Mr. Hien is entering the lunch box on May 31. Image: Minh Hien.

“The epidemic is a common difficulty, everyone has lost, struggled and ‘drowned’ for more than a year. If just trying to find a way to save their own life, it is also difficult. The best way is to hold onto each other, Each person contributes a little with his or her ability”, the 34-year-old said as to explain why he cooks hundreds of meals for free every day, serving the frontline.

Mr. Hien just opened a restaurant last month. When the city began to see more new cases, he switched to selling online, but the profit was only enough to cover the loss. However, every day, he still tells the kitchen to make a few dozen extra meals, put them in front of the door to give to poor workers who are having difficulty during the pandemic.

Four days ago, the epidemic situation in Go Vap district became complicated. Many new cases mean the appearance of many blockade points, witnessing the hard work of the police and militia in those places, Mr. Hien decided to cook rice for them.

Ingredients for making rice are selected by Mr. Hien to buy from food suppliers for his restaurant.  Photo: Minh Hien.

Ingredients for making rice are selected by Mr. Hien to buy from food suppliers for his restaurant. Image: Minh Hien.

Not doing it alone, he received the help of his close friend Nguyen Thi Yen Anh, 33 years old, the owner of an agricultural business. Mr. Hien uses the restaurant as a cooking point. Food is imported from old partners, Ms. Yen Anh supports an additional part of the cost and fresh fruit.

“I think the State, the district departments are putting all their efforts to serve the people. I am a citizen but less affected, so I want to contribute to serving the frontline brothers and sisters,” Ms. Yen Anh said.

Mr. Huynh Duc Hung, a police officer on duty at an isolation point in Go Vap district shared: “Every day when we receive lunch boxes, our brothers and sisters feel very warm. up’ on the lunchbox as more motivation to continue the mission”.

The meals are transferred to the car to be given to the people on duty at the isolation posts.  Photo: Yen Anh.

The meals are transferred to the car to be given to the people on duty at the isolation posts. Image: Yen Anh.

One day, at 3 pm, Yen Anh learned that the women in the Women’s Union had to work too hard to serve the isolated people.

Wanting to send them delicious and quality rice, she called back to Vung Tau and asked her parents-in-law to pack ten kilos of pork and send it to Saigon in the night. The next day, Mr. Hien made rim dish, added vegetable soup, fried cabbage, and watermelon dessert.

Although many employees were temporarily laid off, when they saw Mr. Hien cooking rice, many people volunteered to ask him to return to the side restaurant without pay. But to ensure the correct distance requirements of the city, his restaurant is never more than 4 people.

Ms. Yen Anh, owner of a food and agricultural product business, supported fresh orange juice with a lunch on May 31.  Photo: Yen Anh.

Ms. Yen Anh, support fresh orange juice with lunch on May 31. Image: Yen Anh.

Every day, the dishes are made by Mr. Hien on the menu, calling to order ingredients to be delivered to the store. In the first three days, Mr. Hien only cooked 101 servings, but today, the number has increased to 145. Currently, all funding is self-funded by the two people, no further mobilization from anyone. After seeing your work, many food supply partners and friends also want to contribute money and food to cook rice. However, Mr. Hien refused, only received 80 kg of rice and some vegetables from two partners.

“The epidemic is difficult for everyone, everyone should save that part, if you see a more difficult situation, please help. At present, I can still do it, at least until the end of this 15 days of separation. When I can’t afford it, I will speak up,” Hien said.

Diep Phan

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