Every night, Binh Dien market (TPCHM) has more than 20,000 trade visitors. In the middle of the Covid-19 epidemic season, despite being afraid, small businesses and workers still tried to make a living through the day.
At around 22:00 on August 18, like every day, Binh Dien market (district 8, HCMC) began to be crowded with sellers and buyers. Average daily Binh Dien market has about 20,000 people trade with tens of thousands of means of entry and exit.
This market point is like the "stomach" of Ho Chi Minh City and never "sleep" at night to meet the daily needs of the people of the city.
Every day, Binh Dien market has about 20,000 visitors to trade
The stalls are packed with sellers and buyers
In order to ensure and ensure safety for people, small businesses and workers coming to the market, the market management board has applied many measures to prevent epidemics. Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee and District 8 People's Committee also regularly urge and inspect the epidemic prevention here.
All people entering and leaving the market must check their body temperature and wear a mask
The market is like the "stomach" of the city, operating from about 10 o'clock at night to the morning
Over the past time, small businesses and employees have strictly observed epidemic prevention. Checking people's temperature in the market, mandatory to wear masks is conducted by the market management and checked regularly.
"Initially, when the epidemic broke out again, I was afraid because I had to contact many people. I also strictly obeyed the antiseptic, wear a mask to protect myself. and disinfection of customers entering the market has also stabilized my psychology, no longer panic", Ms. Vo Kim Phuong, owner of Viet Khiet seafood restaurant shared.
Ms. Phuong said she strictly observed wearing a mask to ensure her safety
Ms. Phuong said, she has been living in Binh Dien market for more than 10 years. The family's income depends entirely on trade in the market. At the beginning of the year, when the Covid-19 epidemic appeared, she was very worried because the market was a place to trade with many people, so she also had a high risk of infection.
Work is hard, but small businesses still ensure safety against epidemics
From worry, she discussed with other small businesses trying to comply with regulations to prevent epidemics. Not only her, many small businesses and laborers have to work very hard, so wearing a mask is sometimes quite entangled. However, by getting acquainted, everyone now abides by wearing a mask.
Many banners and slogans at the market are propaganda for epidemic prevention
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"I think for myself but also think for others. If I get infected, it will be able to spread to many people. Many workers here have difficult circumstances, if isolated, they will also face difficulties in Wearing a mask is a bit uncomfortable, but keeping yourself healthy is good" said Nguyen Kieu Oanh (small trader at Binh Dien market).
As for Ms. Pham Thi Kim Ngan, the owner of a basket of vegetables, tubers and fruits at Binh Dien market, "Small traders here are very comfortable doing business because the security team often reminds people to wear masks and disinfect. Everyone sees that, also obeys strictly. Wearing a mask regularly can suffocate, but I have to try hard, all because I am also for everyone around".
According to Mr. Phan Van Tien, Deputy Head of Cage House D, Representative of Binh Dien wholesale market management board
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According to Mr. Phan Van Tien, Deputy Head of Cage House D, Representative of Binh Dien wholesale market management, Binh Dien market has implemented many measures to prevent and control Covid-19 epidemic such as temperature measurement, mandatory page for market visitors. The market management board also distributed leaflets, distributed loudspeakers to remind small traders and workers here to use anti-epidemic measures.
Many small businesses said that they still have to stick with the tourist profession during the Covid-19 epidemic season
“Local agencies have coordinated with the market management to sanction cases of not wearing masks, so Binh Dien market can control Covid-19 epidemic. We try to do better to make Binh Dien market always safe, small traders and workers here are always ensured health ”- Mr. Phan Van Tien said.
Binh Dien Market is a major trading center of Ho Chi Minh City and with other provinces, every day the market deals with output of goods worth more than 130 billion VND. The market operates mainly at night with thousands of tons of fresh agricultural, aquatic and seafood and attracts about 20,000 visitors per night.
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