Authorities in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang are expected to loosen social distancing measures and reopen various socio-economic activities in October.
The information was confirmed by vice-chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Ho Ky Minh during a meeting with local businesses on Friday morning.
Based on the draft guidance of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, Da Nang has met the criteria to enter a ‘new normal,' Minh stated.
However, certain social distancing measures will be maintained between October 1 and 15 to ensure that the majority of citizens have a sufficient level of antibodies following their first vaccine doses, the official elaborated.
Accordingly, an indoor meeting must not have more than 30 participants or over 100 vaccinated attendees.
An outdoor activity must not involve more than 30 participants or over 200 vaccinated people.
Educational activities, public transport, and app-based delivery services are allowed to be carried out as normal.
Production, business, and service establishments are permitted to resume normal operations but must comply with pandemic prevention and control regulations.
Spas, massage parlors, discotheques, karaoke shops, and bars will remain closed.
Religious and cultural events must not have more than 50 participants or over 200 vaccinated attendees.
Religious establishments and tourist attractions may reopen but must refrain from gatherings of more than 30 people. Resorts are allowed to resume normal operations.
Weddings and funerals must not have more than 100 participants or over 200 vaccinated attendees.
Stricter social distancing rules will be applied if the pandemic situation becomes worse than the expectation of health authorities.
Da Nang has recorded 4,887 local COVID-19 infections since the fourth wave hit the country on April 27.
The city has provided vaccination to 73 percent of its adult population, secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Van Quang said at a meeting on Thursday evening.