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Snapshots of Vietnam capital Hanoi’s empty streets after closure of non-essential services

Nhat Minh The Hanoi Times Mar 27, 2020

Numerous non-essential service establishments such as bars, coffee shops and fitness centers in Hoan Kiem District are requested to suspend their operations until April 5.

HANOI – Hanoi streets are experience freakish quietness as the city is enforcing the order to close all unnecessary services.

The usual bustling atmosphere of the downtown area of the city vanished on March 26 as many service establishments have been closed at the order of the local government.

 Tong Duy Tan – a well-known food street in Hoan Kiem district, is now deserted.

Most business households strictly comply with the closure order to together combat the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic after the city People’s Committee announced to close all unnecessary services on March 26 morning.

The authorities of Hang Dao ward, Hoan Kiem district, are asking each business household to sign a commitment for the temporary business closure.

Photos: Viet Linh (


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