Hanoians line up for haircuts on first day of relaxed social distancing

From September 21, Hanoi has relaxed its anti-epidemic measures, with many activities and services resuming.

Many streets were busy on the first day of the capital city easing social distancing measures.

The city has allowed the reopening of some non-essential services across the city. It has also removed the requirement of travel permits for inner city commuters. There are no longer three-colored zones (red, yellow and green).

Stores providing essential goods and services are allowed to open, along with traditional markets, shopping centres, stores for stationery, textbooks, and other learning equipment, mechanics, electronics, and home appliances and in-door hairdressing salons.

Restaurants and food and drink establishments are permitted to reopen for delivery only and must close before 9pm every day.

Motorbike delivery services, including those using ride-hailing apps will continue to operate from 9am to 10pm but shippers must be vaccinated with at least one dose, make daily health declarations and strictly observe COVID-19 prevention and control regulations.

The social distancing is loosened but the city continues to keep 22 checkpoints at the city’s gateways and 33 other checkpoints at the entrances to other localities to control people leaving and entering the city, especially from high-risk areas.

The city also proposed the Ministry of Transport continue suspending all domestic commercial flights arriving at Noi Bai International Airport as well as railway services transporting passengers to Hanoi.

Sport, cultural and entertainment activities at public areas and business establishments and religious gatherings and celebrations are still banned.

VietNamNet takes photos of Hanoi on the first day of reopening:

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

Nguyen Trai Road. Photo: Pham Hai

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

At 9 am, Nguyen Trai Street was still crowded. Photo: Pham Hai

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

At Nga Tu So, traffic increased significantly compared to September 20.

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

At 8:30 am, at Nga Tu So overpass. Photo: Dinh Hieu

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc
Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

Traffic jam reported on Truong Chinh Street.

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

Truong Chinh Street at 8:45 am. Photo: Pham Hai

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

Traffic on Nguyen Chi Thanh Street. Photo: Pham Hai

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

Photo: Pham Hai

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

Khuat Duy Tien - Nguyen Xien. Photo: Pham Hai

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

Lang Street. Photo: Pham Hai

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

A road in Xa La urban area to Road 70. Photo: Dinh Hieu

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc
 
Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

Chien Thang Road in Van Quan ward, Ha Dong district. Photo: Dinh Hieu

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

19/5 Street in Van Quan ward, Ha Dong district. Photo: Dinh Hieu

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

The first thing that many people did on the first day of relaxed social distancing was get a haircut.

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

A barber shop on the pavement of Thai Thinh Street. Photo: Pham Hai

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

Many people wait for their turn. Photo: Pham Hai

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

Photo: Pham Hai

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

Photo: Pham Hai

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

A barber shop on Nguyen Trai Street.

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

Many people have not had a haircut for two months. Photo: Nhi Tien

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

Photo: Nhi Tien

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

A market in Hai Ba Trung District.

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc
Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc
Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

People line up to buy take-away food. Photo: Dinh Hieu

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc
Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc
Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

A mooncake shop on Le Duc Tho street. Photo: Nhi Tien

Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc
Ảnh: Nhị Tiến
Hà Nội ngày đầu thực hiện Chỉ thị 15, người dân xếp hàng cắt tóc

Car washing service. Photo: Pham Hai

Pham Hai - Nhi Tien - Dinh Hieu

Hanoi ready to co-exist with COVID-19 pandemic

Hanoi ready to co-exist with COVID-19 pandemic

Hanoi is ready to listen to recommendations and adjust plans for COVID-19 prevention and control as restrictions are eased in the capital city.

Hanoi allows resumption of some services from September 21

Hanoi allows resumption of some services from September 21

Hanoi’s authorities have allowed the reopening of some services in the city from 6am on September 21.

 
 

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