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According to Mr. Lam Dinh Thang, Director of the Department of Information and Communications, the green cards would help the city monitor people who would become eligible to travel and work based on COVID-19 preventive criteria.

The green card will provide information about holders’ vaccination, COVID-19 testing and health declaration status, he added.

The green cards will be granted to people who are vaccinated after a minimum of two weeks from the time they get their second shots of Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, Sinopharm, or Sputnik V vaccines or one shot of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine or if they have fully recovered after contracting COVID. The card will be valid for six months.

HCMC’s Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said that the three districts have been chosen as socio-economic development models for the new normal period with efforts to be made to revive their economy.

These districts will allow the resumption of trading in essential products and street businesses with strict safety conditions for a month from September 20.

Everyone involved in these businesses must be fully vaccinated and comply with all the conditions set by local authorities.

Initially, the businesses will be allowed to operate from 6am to 6pm./.