On September 3, 2021, Chairman of Da Nang People’s Committee issued Decision 2905/QD-UBND dated September 3, 2021 on continuing measures in prevention of COVID-19 under Directive 05/CT-UBND dated July 30, 2021 by Chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee. The main contents of the Decision are as follows:
Article 1. From 8:00am Sep 5, 2021 until further notice, COVID-19 prevention measures in the City under Directive 05/CT-UBND dated July 30, 2021 by Chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee continue to be applied based on different degrees of risk.
- Very high risk areas (red zones)
- High risk and medium risk areas (yellow zones)
- Low risk areas (green zones)
Article 2. For red zones: Measures stated at Decision 3986/QD-BYT dated Sep 16, 2020 by the Minister of Health, and Note 1168/CD-BYT dated Aug 7, 2021 by the Ministry of Health on enhancing COVID-19 prevention measures continue to be applied.
Article 3. For yellow zones (including green zones/spots within yellow ward-level zones): Measures according to Directive 05/CT-UBND dated July 30, 2021 by Chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee continue to be applied. People are requested not to go out, and only allowed to go out when carrying out the following activities under the following conditions:
1. General conditions:
a) Have a QR Code Pass accompanied by personal documents, except for activities stated at Article 3’s point 2t) and Article 4’s point 2.
b) Strictly comply with 5K (Mask wearing “Khau trang” – Disinfection “Khu khuan” – Distance “Khoang cach” – No gathering “Khong tap trung” – Health declaration “Khai bao y te”). No gatherings of more than 2 people in public places.
c) Wear a face shield during direct contact.
d) When travelling, comply with the “one journey – two destinations” principle
2. Activities allowed to operate and their conditions:
a) Grocery stores and pharmacies:
- People are allowed to directly buy goods and medicines at grocery stores and pharmacies within their residential group. If it’s essential to go out of the residential group to buy goods at a grocery store or a pharmacy, they must have a Travel Pass issued by the ward/commune People’s Committee (for one person/household with a frequency of once every 5 days)
- Convenience stores and pharmacies must use wires or draw lines to designate entry/exit areas and separate buyers from sellers.
b) Wholesale companies, commercial centres, supermarkets, convenience stores (mini marts), trading points in residential areas and trading points at some markets organised by competent authorities: Not allowed to directly sell to the residents, and only sell to organisations and individuals who are allowed to receive and supply goods to residents.
c) Stores and companies which supply medicine, medical equipment, and supplies for medical examination, treatment and pandemic prevention and control; medical examination and treatment facilities; concentrated quarantine facilities; vaccination facilities; testing facilities.
d) Suppliers of gas, electricity, water, and petrol; postal services; telecommunications; media publications; airports; railway station; and road management stations: Arrange a maximum of 30% staff at work.
dd) Banks: Arrange a maximum of 40% staff at work.
e) Seaports: Arrange a maximum of 50% of staff at work; or a maximum of 70% of staff at work if they can ensure the three-on-site conditions (working, eating and resting on site).
g) Business support establishments (vehicle registration; auditing; registration of secured transactions; insurance; professional security): Arrange a maximum of 30% staff at work.
h) Legal support services (notaries; lawyers offices; auctions; bailiffs; commercial arbitration; legal consultation; asset management and liquidation; judicial expertise): Arrange a maximum of 30% staff at work, but no more than 5 people.
i) Factories, manufacturing and production facilities:
- Within the Hi-Tech Park and the industrial zones: Arrange a maximum of 50% of staff at work, or a maximum of 70% of staff at work if they can ensure the three-on-site conditions.
- Outside the Hi-Tech Park and the industrial zones: Arrange a maximum of 30% of staff at work, or a maximum of 50% of staff at work if they can ensure the three-on-site conditions.
k) Environmental sanitation; urban tree care; handling of problems, maintenance and repair for systems of electricity, lighting, water supply and drainage, information, telecommunications, bridges and roads.
l) Businesses selling construction materials, or providing residential electricity and water technical and repair services: Arrange a maximum of 30% of staff at work.
m) Suppliers’ delivery staff and app-based delivery people: Regularly wear PPE, standard facemasks, transparent face shields and gloves, and wash their hands with hand sanitisers; and must have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose.
n) Media reporting: Arrange a maximum of 6 people/broadcasting stations, a maximum of 2 people/newspaper or e-newspaper, a maximum of 1 person/magazine.
o) Government offices: Arrange a maximum of 30% of staff at work, except for pandemic prevention forces such as police, army, healthcare, and steering committees.
- Continue to suspend direct receipt of citizens at the one-stop-shops at the City Administrative Centre and districts and communes (but must ensure the handling of dossiers for citizens and businesses). Promote the handling of dossiers through public services levels 3 and 4.
- Continue to suspend unnecessary meetings. In case it is essential to organise a meeting or event, a distance of 2 metres must be ensured, and gatherings of more than 20 people in one room are not allowed, except for important meetings and events approved by competent authorities.
- Heads of government departments and agencies shall arrange civil servants, public employees and employees to work from home and participate in pandemic prevention activities in their districts.
p) Transportation and delivery of essential goods for production and import-export, instructed by the Department of Transport.
q) Agriculture - forestry – aqua activities: cooperatives’ agricultural services; harvesting of agricultural and aquatic products; irrigation.
r) Construction works:
- Important housing constructions are considered and approved by Chairman of district People’s Committee.
- Key constructions are considered and approved by Chairman of the City People’s Committee or Chairman of district People’s Committee.
s) Emergency activities: Natural disaster prevention and control; fire prevention and fighting; search and rescue.
- Funerals must not last for more than 48 hours, only involve family members and not more than 20 people, not receiving visitors from outside the family.
- Only use cars for funeral processions. Funeral processions which leave the City must be certified by the ward/commune authorities.
u) Organisations and businesses which suspend their operation during the effective time of this Decision must arrange staff for security and fire prevention. They are also allowed to arrange a maximum of 3 employees for a specific day of the week to handle relevant tasks.
v) Other urgent and important activities shall be considered and approved by Chairman of the City People’s Committee or Chairman of district People’s Committee.
Article 4. Green zones (which are established at commune level when there have been no COVID-19 community infections recorded for 14 consecutive days): Measures of Article 3 shall be applied, in addition to the following activities with conditions:
1. People are allowed to go to a conventional market once every 5 days. Only one person/household is allowed to go to the market and must have a valid market QR Code.
Markets must arrange dividers between buyers and sellers and comply with COVID-19 prevention measures.
2. People are allowed for outdoor walking or other types of exercise at public places within the green zones, between 5:00am to 7:00am, and must keep a minimum distance of 2 metres between each other.
3. Restaurants and eateries are allowed to provide takeaway and delivery services. They must practice social distancing and manage the flow of incoming guests. On-site services are not allowed.
(Translated by Thuy Linh)