Entertainment areas in Hanoi deserted as COVID-19 fears grip capital

Many popular places in the capital city of Hanoi have closed, whilst others are becoming increasingly quiet as a result of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) fears.

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Many of the famous tourist attractions in the city have been left deserted due to the novel coronavirus.

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Both local people and tourists are reducing the amount of time they gather together in crowds to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

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As the epidemic is spreading far and wide, many people choose to stay at home instead of going to mass public gatherings.

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Wandering around Hoan Kiem lake - a famous tourist attraction in the capital city, people are aware of wearing face masks to protect themselves and the community.

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Unlike previous months, many famous locations around the capital now become deserted.

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The majority of the small coffee houses situated in front of St. Josephs Cathedral are far quieter in comparison to normal times.

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Local authorities have ordered a temporary closure of bars, karaoke spots, discos, massage parlours, movie theatres, and all art performances until the end of March.

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This has forced a large number of restaurants on Ta Hien street – a popular place for foreign gatherings in Hanoi downtown - to halt operation due to the COVID-19 fears.

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Although some coffee shops are permitted to remain open, they are deserted.

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Likewise, many bookstores have no customers despite offering large discounts.

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Foreign arrivals have been made aware of the need to wear face masks during their trip to Vietnam.

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At present there have been 57 positive cases of the COVID-19 detected in the nation, with 16 of them making a full recovery.

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The capital has detected nine positive COVID-19 cases, mainly from two separate flights departing from the UK.

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