From early morning, thousands of Da Nang residents went to the beaches after a ban that had been imposed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 was lifted.
From 0:00 on June 9, the authorities of Da Nang allow restaurants, shops, and catering businesses to open and serve customers, and permitted swimming again.
According to regulations, bathing activities are permitted from 4:30 to 7:30 in the morning and 4:30 to 6:30 in the afternoon. People are banned from gathering to have fun, play sports, eat, drink, and sell food on the beach.
Right after the ban was removed, Da Nang residents went to the beach early on the morning of June 9 to swim. Despite a drizzling rain, many people flocked to Pham Van Dong and My Khe beaches to swim and walk.
The local authorities assigned employees at beaches to remind people to keep a safe distance, not to gather in crowds, and to wear masks. At Pham Van Dong beach (Son Tra district), people are required to fill out medical declarations, and disinfect their hands before swimming.
Mr. Nguyen Van Anh, a resident in Hai Chau district, said that people were happy to be allowed to go swimming again after being banned for a long time.
Da Nang city has gone 19 days with no Covid-19 community transmitted infections. The number of cases remained at 158, as of June 6.