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Hanoi, HCM City streets face severe congestion

Many streets in Hanoi and HCM City faced serious traffic jams again on Monday as local schools re-opened after social distancing measures were eased.



Early this morning, main streets in Hanoi saw the congestion. The problem got worse at the peak time, starting from 7 am. 



Traffic jams on Nguyen Trai Street on the morning of May 4



On Khuat Duy Tien and Pham Hung streets 



People tried to use pavements to avoid the jams



Many HCM City streets were in the same situation.


 Waves of people rushed into HCM City’s city centre on Monday morning after the Reunification and May Day holiday.

Coaches in front of Mien Dong Station. On April 4, 63 localities re-opened their schools following a three-month closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, including Hanoi and HCM City.



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Trang An landscape complex packed with tourists during public holidays

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