Ho Chi Minh City banned movement of people amidst continuous rise of virus transmission.


  • Situation in Ho Chi Minh City remains complicated despite ongoing efforts to contain the spread. The city is tightening restriction measures and residents are required to comply to stay-at-home order which will last through 15 September. In industrial provinces Binh Duong and Dong Nai, stay-home orders and evening curfews remain in place.
  • Further details will be circulated on the movement restriction exemptions, distribution of essential goods and operation of mobile medical stations.
  • Local manufacturers in the southern region continue to face supply chain disruptions due to challenges related to transportation infrastructure. Businesses that had previously obtained approval to operate have suspended production or reduced number of employee on site due to material shortages, lack of new orders or on-site infection amongst workers.
  • The Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh made the announcement to carry out city-wide testing for the population in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • On 25 August, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control was reorganised and the Prime Minister how heads the Committee.