RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE

“3 on-site” model implemented by businesses to maintain production.

MEASURES

  • According to the Directive from the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, the operation of manufacturing enterprises in the area is suspended and businesses can operate only provided they meet the requirements of “3 on-site” (production, accommodation and meals within manufacturing facilities) or “1 route, 2 locations” (1 dedicated transportation route from the place of production to the residence of workers). Enterprise can rent accommodation outside of the facility but must organise strict management to transport workers by means of transportation and not let workers self-travel by personal vehicle. Workers are required to be tested every 7 days.
  • The measures are to limit workers’ concentration and reduce risks for COVID-19 disease prevention and control.
  • The Directive took effect from 15 July. Enterprises that fail to meet the above requirements will have to stop operation from 15 July until there are new instructions.
  • Many factories failed to meet this requirement and had to suspend production because they were not able to organise and arrange facilities for on-site meals and accommodation for thousands of employees.
  • Localities that require businesses to perform “3 on-site” need to develop and announce health plans, procedures to handle any detection of infected cases at the factory.
  • Amidst the implementation of “3 on-site” since mid-July, there are cases of COVID-19 detected amongst workers through rapid selftest.
  • The Department of Industry and Trade is coordinating with localities to provide support for business that have to suspend operations, in accordance to Resolution No.9 on the regulations and policies for the prevention and control of COVID-19, and support for people impacted by COVID-19 in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • On 29 July, the Deputy Prime Minister issued direction through Official Letter No. 5187/VPCP-CN to resolve issues related to disruption of freight due to difficulty in understanding and interpreting prevention and control requirements.