Ho Chi Minh City to pilot COVID-19 green cards in three districts

Update: 09:22 | 15/09/2021
Ho Chi Minh City is planning to pilot COVID-19 green cards in districts 7, Can Gio and Cu Chi, where the pandemic has basically been controlled.
Ho Chi Minh City to pilot COVID-19 green cards in three districts
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Lam Dinh Thang, Director of the Department of Information and Communications, said the green cards would help the city monitor people who would become eligible to travel and work based on COVID-19 preventive criteria.

It would include information about holders’ vaccination, COVID-19 testing and health declaration status, he said.

When it is approved by the Government, it would be put into use in districts 7, Can Gio and Cu Chi, he added.

The green cards will be issued to people who are vaccinated after a minimum of two weeks from the time they get their second shots of Astra Zeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, Sinopharm, or Sputnik V vaccines or one shot of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine or if they have fully recovered after contracting COVID-19.

The card will be valid for six months.

According to the city’s Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, districts 7, Cu Chi and Can Gio have been chosen as socio-economic development models for the new normal period with efforts to be made to revive their economy.

The three districts will allow the resumption of trading in essential products and street businesses with stringent safety conditions for a month from September 20.

Everyone involved in these businesses must be fully vaccinated and comply with all the conditions set by local authorities.

The businesses will initially be allowed to operate from 6am to 6pm.

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(Source: VNA)