Ho Chi Minh City: Goods other than food, necessities… at the traditional market must stop working

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade has just issued a document to guide traditional markets in Ho Chi Minh City on the implementation of Directive No. 10/CT-UBND on tightening and strengthening measures to prevent and control the Covid-19 epidemic in the area.

According to the Department of Industry and Trade, business areas of food, food and necessities in traditional markets can operate but must ensure epidemic prevention and control regulations and comply with the 5K rule of the Ministry of Health. Food service areas at the market are also allowed to operate, but absolutely not served on the spot, but only in the form of take-out and online ordering.

Delivery people must ensure full epidemic prevention and control measures, mandatory wearing of masks and keeping a minimum distance of 1.5 meters while waiting for delivery.

Service business areas other than the above types are not allowed to open for business.

The Department of Industry and Trade requires traditional markets to strictly comply with regulations in epidemic prevention and control; ensure the implementation of safety criteria in epidemic prevention and control as prescribed and at the same time regularly check and evaluate the safety level at the market in epidemic prevention and control.

To blockade side doors and side aisles of the market to concentrate human resources to control the main door area in order to ensure that the supervision of traders, workers and visitors entering and exiting the market is fully implemented. anti-epidemic.

The Department also requires the management of traditional markets to implement for small businesses to keep a sales diary at the market to serve the work of isolation and tracing when necessary, ensuring that all information is fully recorded. customer name, contact phone number and transaction time.

Implement the plan of channeling, guiding one-way movement, regulating the number of customers buying goods at the same time depending on the space and area conditions of the market, ensuring a minimum distance of 1.5 meters for people. people when making purchases.

Small traders doing business at the market must keep a sales diary to serve isolation and tracing when necessary

Encourage traders and small businesses to organize online sales, sales by phone, through social networking channels (such as zalo, viber, facebook…), to ship goods directly to consumption locations… and other businesses. other appropriate forms to limit the gathering of people at the market.

Particularly for markets with a high density of shoppers, in areas with a high risk of infection, the market management unit, based on the actual situation, actively researches and implements a number of options such as: entering the market to limit people entering (depending on the size of the market); dividing the time of selling goods for small traders, or dividing by even and odd days and locations… in order to ensure the distance according to the regulations of the Ministry of Health in case of necessity.

For markets without cage houses, the market management unit considers ensuring regulations on epidemic prevention and control, and compliance with 5K rules. Accordingly, for small businesses managed by the unit, it is necessary to draw lines and clearly define the business area on the basis of ensuring a minimum distance of 1.5 meters for people when participating in shopping. .

In case it is deemed that it is impossible to ensure the regulations on epidemic prevention and compliance with the 5K rule, the local People’s Committee will consider suspending the operation of traditional markets without cage houses in the area. In addition, for the surrounding spontaneous business points, the market management unit will provide specific information to the local People’s Committee for a solution.

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