As Vietnam battles new COVID wave, ride-hailing & delivery firms feel the impact

The government’s restrictions on passenger transportation and delivery services in Vietnam’s key cities – Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City – to prevent the spread of the new wave of Covid-19 are expected to create a short-term but significant impact on ride-hailing and on-demand delivery service companies.

Seen as a model country in COVID-19 management since the pandemic emerged in late 2019, Vietnam is currently witnessing a record spike with government data putting the total number of cases, as of July 30 this year, at 133,405. The country has also recorded 524 deaths due to the pandemic. Ho Chi Minh City accounts for the highest number of cases.

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