Residents are encouraged to avoid mass gatherings at public places and must wear masks and keep a distance of one meter from each other at public places.
Earlier on Monday, the municipal authorities decided to close all schools from kindergarten to high school levels from May 4 until next announcement.
The city also ordered relic and religious sites, street eateries, iced tea stalls, and cafes to close doors from 5:00 pm on Monday to prevent the risk of COVID-19 transmissions.
Meanwhile, restaurants and coffee shop serving customers indoors shall have to erect dividers between seats or ensure customers are one meter apart from each other. The capital city asked these establishments to encourage takeaways.
Over the last week, Viet Nam recorded dozens of community infection cases linked to Vietnamese and Chinese nationals who tested positive for the virus after undergoing 14-day mandatory quarantine period./.
By Quang Minh