|Pham Duc Hai, Deputy Head of Ho Chi Minh City's Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, says the city is seeking its own mechanism to reopen the economy by October 1. (Photo: baotintuc)
HCMC Chairman Phan Van Mai last Friday asked the Prime Minister to allow the city to create regulations better matched to the current situation.
The city also wants to prioritize vaccination to achieve its inoculation target.
The rate of people testing positive for COVID-19 dropped from 0.4% to 0.2% on Saturday, according to the HCM city Center for Disease Control.