Buon Ma Thuot city in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak implemented social distancing measures starting from midnight August 3 following two positive novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases being detected in the locality.
In line with regulations, houses and production facilities throughout the region are required to strictly abide by COVID-19 prevention and control rules in order to limit the possibility of the virus spreading among the community
Local residents are therefore advised to remain indoors as much as possible, and to leave their homes only for food, medicine, or other essential services.
A petrol station in Buon Ma Thuot appears quiet, in contrast to the usual level of hustle and bustle.
Restaurants and shops have been required to close their doors, with only takeaway services being permitted. Production workshops and non-essential service businesses have been temporarily suspended. Only supermarkets, wet markets, and businesses that offer essential services have been granted permission to remain open.
A home delivery service via a hotline or facebook is encouraged
Local residents are still allowed to purchase takeaway food.
Major supermarkets throughout Buon Ma Thuot are packed with local residents buying food, and wearing face masks is mandatory for all customers