With the opening of eateries and cafes in Hanoi, many establishments have set out a range of policies aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
With restaurants re-opening from April 23, eateries now have to adhere to strict rules to fight the COVID-19.
It is vital for diners to wash their hands before going inside the restaurant.
Restaurants on Phu Doan street in Hanoi put up plastic between diners to protect the health of customers and staff.
The barriers are connected by plastic wires.
Each small table is suitable for two diners at a time.
Whilst a large table can sit four people.
A staff member thoroughly cleans the table after diners leave.
Nguyen Duc Son, a restaurant owner on Phu Doan street, states that he has spent up to VND2 million on putting up plastic barriers on tables for customers, with the work completed in a single day as a means of ensuring safety measures in the COVID-19 fight.
Plastic barriers seen in restaurants on Phu Doan street
A beer can is modified to help keep the barriers intact.
The Labourer newspaper unveiled a free food ATM machine on TX52 in Thanh Xuan commune of District 12 in Ho Chi Minh City which offers assistance to underprivileged people who have been affected by the impact of the novel coronavirus.
Streets across Vietnam are gradually becoming more crowded with some restaurants choosing to re-open on April 23 as it starts to ease itself out of social distancing measures and attempts to adapt to the “new normal” of the reality of daily life.