Pedestrian walking streets resumed

03/16/2022 9:11 PM

VGP - The walking zone surrounding Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter in the heart of Ha Noi re-opened from March 18 after nearly 10 months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The resumption came after Viet Nam has fully reopened tourism activities since March 15.  

The streets around Hoan Kiem Lake will be exclusively opened for pedestrians from 19:00 on Friday until the end of Sunday every week. Meanwhile, the remaining spaces will operate from 19:00 to 24:00 in three last days of every week.

Visitors are not allowed to join walking activities if they have one of the symptoms of cough, fever.

They must scan the QR code or make a medical declaration, and always seriously observe the health ministry’s 5K message.

Organizers of cultural and art events in the spaces are asked to strictly implement COVID-19 control measures.

Earlier, the local authorities have allowed dine-in food and beverage venues to operate as normal, lifting the requirement to close before 9pm which has been enforced for months to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the fourth wave of COVID-19 resurgence (from April 29, 2021), Ha Noi is the locality with the highest number of infectious cases with over 1.17 million. As of March 19, 3,054 patients were being warded at hospitals including over 600 critically ill cases. 

The number of new infections, hospitalization, and critically ill patients had, however, shown signs of declines.

Pedestrian walking streets resume operation - Ảnh 1.

Young people enjoy moments with friends - Photo: Hanoitimes

Pedestrian walking streets resume operation - Ảnh 2.

Covid prevention measures are still in place and walkers advised to scan QR code - Photo: Hanoitimes

Pedestrian walking streets resume operation - Ảnh 3.

Disinfection remains one of the prevention measures that Vietnamese people are aware of - Photo: Hanoitimes

Pedestrian walking streets resume operation - Ảnh 4.

The walking street attracts old people... - Photo: Hanoitimes

 

Kim Anh
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