Capital bans traffic and gatherings around Hoan Kiem Lake and St’ Joseph Cathedral on Christmas

12/23/2021 10:00 AM

VGP – The Hoa Kiem District People’s Committee has issued a traffic ban from 6pm on December 24 to 2pm on December 25, 2021 at the square of St’ Joseph Cathedral, Hoan Kiem Lake, and its surrounding streets in the Old Quarter for fears of COVID-19 transmission.

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Chairman of Hoan Kiem District People's Committee Pham Tuan Long was quoted as saying that outdoor activity suspension and traffic ban in the area are the proper method to lower the risk of Covid-19 spreading. 

Hoan Kiem District will limit vehicle access and re-route traffic. It will also hang 17 “no-entry” signs while adding 23 checkpoints to prevent possible congestion. Bus routes and specific access for other types of vehicles may also be adjusted accordingly.

The decision was released after some areas of the district were placed at a higher risk for serious infection. The novel coronavirus situation in the capital city has been progressing in a complicated way, with new outbreaks being detected in many wards and an average of 1,200-1,500 new infections per day./.

By Kim Loan