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To prevent the COVID-19 pandemic effectively, many people proposed to list motorbike drivers for the ride-hailing app, shippers, street vendors and lottery ticket sellers as the priority subjects for vaccination as they are higher risk of serious infection from coronavirus than any others the community besides the priority groups in the country’s vaccination plan.

The Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Transport said that there are about 170,000 app-based motorbike drivers and shippers in the city who are bracing for a high risk of coronavirus infection as they often travel many places and contact customers daily.

The Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee on June 19 issued Directive No. 10/CT-UBND on tightening and strengthening measures to prevent and control the Covid-19 pandemic in the area. Under the Directive, all taxi, app-based cars with less than nine seats, intercity passenger vehicles and bus services are suspended operation.

However, app-based motorbikes and food delivery services are still allowed to operate./.