Vietnam Cuts Domestic Flights to and From Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam’s aviation authority said most provinces and cities have either suspended flights to and from Ho Chi Minh City or cut daily flights amid a dramatic spike in virus patients in the nation’s biggest city, which began a 15-day stay-home order on Friday.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam further proposed cutting the daily number of round-trip seats offered on flights between the capital city of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to 3,400 for 15 days beginning July 9, according to a statement on its website.

The regulator suggested maintaining daily flights between Ho Chi Minh City and the central region -- including Danang, Phu Cat, Buon Ma Thuot and Cam Ranh -- to one or two, the statement said. It did not propose restrictions on cargo flights.

Authorities in Hanoi suspended public transportation between the city and 14 provinces and cities late Thursday, according to the city’s government website. Only vehicles taking workers to factories and companies are allowed to travel between the regions.

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