Hanoi suspends public transport in 37 localities



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By Vo Hai July 18, 2021 | 12:05 GMT + 7

A bus is denied entry to Hanoi because the driver and assistant did not have Covid-19 certification. Photo by VnExpress / Ngoc Thanh.

Hanoi has stopped public transport to 37 provinces and cities affected by the Covid, most in the south, as of Sunday.

Hanoi’s transport ministry made its decision on Saturday night after the prime minister decided to impose social distancing on 19 southern cities and provinces.

Buses, taxis, contract cars, passenger cars and fixed-route vehicles will have to stop traveling to and from the 37 provinces and cities. The 37 cities and provinces include 14 localities to which public transport had already stopped since July 8.

Contracted vehicles carrying experts, officials, employees and workers of agencies, industrial parks and export processing zones will be allowed to circulate in these localities, the department said.

Public transport to and from all localities can only resume after a locality has not recorded a case of Covid-19 for 14 consecutive days or until further notice.

As of Wednesday, 22 checkpoints were set up to monitor people and vehicles entering the capital as part of pandemic prevention measures.

Since April 29, Hanoi has recorded 382 cases of Covid-19, including 205 community transmissions.

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