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May 18, 2021 / 07:18

Danang suspends transport service due to community infection of Covid-19

Amid the fourth wave of Covid-19 pandemic in town, Da Nang has banned cars and motorbikes from transporting passengers and the delivery services.

A number of transport vehicles in the central beach city of Danang has been suspended from operation after a rideshare driver was found to have infected with the novel coronavirus.

The decision, released by municipal authorities on May 17, is applied for taxis, passenger cars with nine seats and less, ride-hailing cars, motorbikes, and two-wheeler delivery service in the city.

All two-wheeler delivery services in Danang city are suspended from today, Monday, May 17. Photo: Kinh te & Do thi 

Danang found a 26-year-old community-infected Covid-19 case, who is a rideshare driver, in Son Tra District last Saturday.

At a meeting held on Sunday, the city’s Party Committee Secretary, Nguyen Van Quang, requested local authorities to handle the violations of regulations against Covid-19 at Truong Minh Commercial Service Joint Stock Company and SAFI Company at An Don Industrial Park in Son Tra District. There were quite a few new cross-infected Covid-19 cases who are employees of these two units.

“All drivers of taxis, passenger transport vehicles, and ride-hailing services in the city have to make medical declaration and be tested for coronavirus”, he added.

Danang recorded 135 local Covid-19 cases from April 29 to 6am on May 17.

The city has already suspended non-essential activities like bars, dance clubs, and massage parlors. It has also banned on-location food and beverage services, and prohibited gatherings of more than five people in public spaces.

On May 17, the Ministry of Health confirmed 37 domestic cases of Covid-19, taking the national tally to 4,212 patients, including 2,746 locally-acquired infections. The country has seen 1,177 community cases in 27 cities and provinces since April 27.