HCM City's District 7 which is home to 11,061 South Koreans has become quiet since South Korea faces a coronavirus outbreak.
According to Bui Thi Ngoc Hieu, vice chairwoman of the district's People's Committee, most of the South Korean live in Phu My Hung residential area and Tan Phong Ward.
There are hundreds of shops and companies with South Korean names in the area and are largely deserted.
Cafes see just a few customers.
The quiet atmosphere at a South Korean supermarket in Phu My Hung area
Some shops have been shut or possibly relocating
Hieu added that District 7 has a South Korean school with 54 teachers, 1,905 students. The locality has also 126 South Korean-invested companies.
Despite the discount of up to 50%, South Korean fashion shops in District 7 fail to attract customers
The same situation is seen at streets such as Vo Nguyen Giap, Yen Bai and Tran Phu in Danang which previously saw lots of South Korean visitors.
COVID-19 has spread quickly in the Republic of Korea recently, causing fears among Korean community, even those who live abroad. In Hanoi, ‘Korean streets’ are now far less crowded.
Many buildings in Hanoi have deployed measures for coronavirus prevention.