Responding to questions posed by the newspaper Sai Gon Giai Phong, deputy director of the Culture and Sports Department Mai Ba Hung said that the Municipal People’s Committee issued three of the five safety standards for organizing activities in the cities. areas of festivals, cultural activities and sporting events, sports training activities, reading, artistic performances, photography, fine arts and museum.
He noted that HCMV is on Covid-19 alert level 2. All gatherings and other events drawing huge crowds should be clearly defined, with their locations placed under alert levels of red, orange and yellow zones.
The activity safety assessment includes restrictions on group size for social gatherings and the number of participants. In addition, people should carefully participate in cultural, artistic and sporting activities due to the complicated situation of the pandemic.
At present, most cultural, artistic and sporting activities have been allowed to resume while karaoke lounges, nightclubs, dance clubs, game lounges and cinemas are still awaiting approval.
The Department of Culture and Sports has just proposed to the Municipal People’s Committee to authorize the Association of Young Doctors of HCMC to organize an introductory exercise program to help people protect themselves against Covid-19. The event is scheduled to be held in front of the HCMC Opera House on November 7.
On November 15, the opening ceremony of the national futsal tournaments will be held at the Thai Son Nam Stadium in District 8.
The Nam Ky Khoi Nghia cycling race is scheduled to take place on November 20-21 in Can Gio district.
The HCMC People’s Committee has delegated functional departments to prepare for the upcoming Lunar New Year 2022 festivals and cultural events, including Nguyen Hue Flower Street, artistic performances, sports competitions, and the HCMC 2022 marathon.