Passenger transport by road halted until April 15

04-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:02 AM Print This Post

All passenger road transport services, including taxis, passenger cars and interprovincial coaches, began a two-week suspension of operations today, April 1, to fight the spread of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, the Ministry of Transport noted on March 31.

The exceptions are vehicles used for health care purposes or with special permits or those used for transporting food and essential goods.

Vehicles that transport production materials and shuttle transport services for employees are still in operation, the ministry noted.

According to the ministry, the nationwide suspension does not apply to family vehicles.

As for air transportation, the ministry assigned the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam to scale down domestic flights. Only two round-trip flights should be operated daily on the Hanoi-HCM City air route for each carrier, while the Hanoi/HCM City-Danang routes can operate one daily return flight each.

Other domestic routes should stop operations until April 15. The decision is not applicable to flights that do not transport passengers.

Except for a pair of trains running on the Hanoi-HCM City rail route, all domestic trains will be halted until April 15. Trains transporting goods are not subject to the suspension.

Facing the same fate, waterway passenger transport services also began a two-week suspension on April 1.


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