Hustle and bustle returns to Hanoi after impact of COVID-19
Outdoor entertainment areas, commercial centres, and relic sites throughout Hanoi have been gradually becoming busier over the past few days following a slow month after being affected by COVID-19.
Elderly citizens dance in groups amid a flower garden in Dong Da district.
Thong Nhat Park, also known as Reunification Park, attracts plenty of children in the afternoon.
Friends hang out as they chat and drink coffee on Ta Hien street on a sunny day.
A restaurant on Dinh Liet street can be seen full of customers during the middle of the day.
Aeon Mall shopping centre in Long Bien district is increasingly busy as customers begin to return.
The majority of people visiting Aeon Mall wear face masks as a means of preventing the spread of the COVID-19.
Whilst enjoying entertainment areas in the shopping centre, parents equip their children with face masks.
Aeon Mall provides free hand sanitiser for customers at the entrance. Nguyen Van Trung of Gia Lam district says he follows strict measures to fight against the COVID-19 epidemic such as wearing a face mask in public and washing hands regularly so the epidemic won’t impact his daily life much. He suggests that local people should not be so worried about the epidemic as long as they ensure they remain hygienic.
A market in Viet Hung commune of Dong Anh district is far busier in the early morning as customers return.
Crowds of tourists can be seen coming back to relic sites around the capital, including the Temple of Literature and Hoa Lo Prison.
The management board of the Temple of Literature offers free face masks and hand sanitiser to tourists before they visit the site.
Hanoi’s biggest market at Dong Xuan is deserted amid fears of coronavirus.
Thousands of people queued for hours on Ho Chi Minh City’s Nguyen Gian Thanh Street to buy face masks on February 16.