At a checkpoint in Ho Chi Minh City

The Department of Health of the ministry will support localities in the work, he said, noting that this is hoped to directly support transport enterprises.

According to Tho, the quick testing is effectively implement in Southern localities, especially in Ho Chi Minh City and those imposing social distancing measures under the Prime Minister's Directive 16.

Statistics show that over 2,700 COVID-19 quick test kits were used for drivers nationwide after more than a week of implementation.

So far, as many as 24,000 COVID-19 quick test kits have been handed over to localities, including 3,000 of those delivered to Ho Chi Minh City – the current biggest COVID-19 hotbed.

As of August 4, a total of 1,700 quick test kits were used for drivers in Ho Chi Minh City, with four people tested positive for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

Deputy Minister Tho said to contain the spread of the pandemic, the ministry has directed its units and the Departments of Transport of localities to request vehicle owners and drivers to strictly and fully comply with regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control under the guidance of the Ministry of Health.

Source: VNA