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Covid-19: Hanoi closes bars, karaoke lounges, historical relics

Linh Pham The Hanoi Times Fri, March 13, 2020

Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung of the Hanoi People’s Committee. Photo: Laodongthudo

HANOI, Vietnam – The city has decided to extend the school breaks till the end of the month.

Hanoi will close bars, karaoke lounges and historical relics from now to the end of March after the city found the sixth case positive with the new coronavirus.

Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung of the municipal People’s Committee made the request at a meeting on Friday morning, saying that the move is aimed to minimize infection risk and prevent the city from being an epidemic zone.

Meanwhile, all hotels and lodging facilities are asked to check visitors from epidemic-hit areas and report to the authorities information of visitors, especially those from the UK and Italy who have stayed there from March 3.

All Vietnamese citizens coming from the Europe should take care of themselves and restrain from contact with their family members.

For localities under high risk of virus transmission like Hoan Kiem district, the head of the local government asked people to avoid the crowd, and shop sellers should wear facial masks and keep a safe distance with customers.

People with high risk of infection like drivers and tour guides should isolate themselves and call emergency when showing symptoms of the disease.

The city will continue to close schools from kindergarten to secondary until March 29 while the break of high schools will last till March 22.

http://hanoitimes.vn/covid-19-hanoi-closes-bars-karaoke-lounges-historical-relics-311350.html

From: THE HANOI TIMES, VIETNAM Fri, March 13, 2020

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