Places of worship on first day of social distancing easing

Plenty of Hanoians headed to Tay Ho temple and Quan Su pagoda around midday on April 23 – the first day after social distancing measures have been relaxed amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.

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Tay Ho temple and Quan Su pagoda are the two popular religious sites that local people in Hanoi visit during the first and 15th days of the lunar month

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Despite Hanoi easing social distancing measures as of April 23, mass gatherings, cultural, and sporting events are still banned in the capital

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Although police forces erect barriers to prevent people from entering the temple, many religious followers practice worshipping behind the barriers 

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The crowds disperse after police officers remind them of regulations regarding preventive steps taken against the COVID-19

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Some residents attempt alternative routes in order to get closer to the temple, but are blocked by on-duty police officers.

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Many local people can be seen praying for peace and wishing for luck on the first day of the fourth lunar month directly in front of the gate to the pagoda

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People prepare fruits before they visit the shrine to give them as offerings

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. Quan Su pagoda is one of the most popular religious sites for Vietnamese people to visit in the capital city. Lots of people can be seen entering the pagoda, with some failing to wear a mask

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With Quan Su pagoda closing all of its doors, only a small entrance is open for people to access the site

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A view of the parking area in front of Quan Su pagoda

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Despite the easing of the social distancing order, Tran Quoc pagoda remains closed.

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Quan Thanh pagoda has also been kept closed until further notice

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Ha pagoda remains quiet

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Hanoi crowded again after eased social distancing

Hanoi crowded again after eased social distancing

Hanoi’s streets have become crowded again with traffic congestion on the first day after social distancing regulations were loosened.

Hanoians resume daily activities after physical distancing order eased

Hanoians resume daily activities after physical distancing order eased

The daily activities of Hanoi’s people basically resume to normal since the city ceased social distancing from 0: 00 April 23, except for Me Linh and Thuong Tin districts.

 
 

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