Photos of a quiet Saigon during the days of social distancing were captured by journalist Gian Thanh Son.
A quiet afternoon on Chu Manh Trinh Street, District 1.
The intersection of Dong Khoi - Mac Thi Buoi streets.
The five-star Sofitel Saigon Hotel on Le Duan Street.
The area in front of the HCM City Opera House.
Dong Khoi avenue in Saigon center.
A high-end shopping center in District 1 is closed.
A deserted road in the city’s center.
A gas station in the center of District 1.
Hai Ba Trung Street in District 1 - one of the busiest commercial centers in HCM City.
Tan Dinh Market in District 1.
Nguyen Hue pedestrian street downtown.
The center of Ho Chi Minh City is quiet these days.
Gian Thanh Son
From July 9, Ho Chi Minh City entered 15 days of social distancing under Directive 16 of the Prime Minister. This is a valuable time for Vietnam’s largest metropolis to find new strategies to 'live together' with the Covid-19 epidemic.