HN celebrates National Reunification Day without fireworks amidst COVID-19 fears


VGP – Ha Noi has decided to exclude firework displays on its celebration of the 46th National Reunification Day (April 30) and May Day, in response to its authorities’ request to ramp up Covid prevention awareness, according to the local Department of Culture and Sports. 

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Instead, the city focused on decorating key streets to celebrate the national holidays. 

Earlier, Ha Noi planned to set off high-altitude and low-altitude fireworks in 15 minutes from 9:00 pm to 9:15 pm on April 30 at six locations namely Ha Noi Post Office (Hoan Kiemdistrict), Van Quan Lake (Ha Dong district), Flower garden in Son Tay town, Headquarter of HanoiMoi Newspaper (HoanKiem district), Thong Nhat Park (Hai Ba Trung district), My Dinh National Stadium (Nam Tu Liem district).

On April 26, Ho Chi Minh City also decided to cancel firework shows to limit large gatherings due to fears of COVID-19 transmission although the government gave approvals for the two cities. 

As scheduled, Viet Nam will celebrate a four-day national holidays from April 30 to May 3. Since the latest COVID outbreak detected in late January, the country has gone over one month without community transmissions./. 

By Khanh Phuong