Authorities have given the go-ahead for the resumption of outdoor sports, as well as the reopening of malls and retail outlets, from Tuesday as the COVID-19 situation in the capital is brought under control.
|Hanoi residents cycling in the Ho Tay (West Lake) area. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuan Duc|
In an official dispatch dated Monday, the municipal People’s Committee announced that outdoor sports activities of no more than 10 people will now be permitted, along with shopping malls, clothing and cosmetics stores being allowed to reopen.
However, restaurants and other food and drink establishments can still only offer take-away services, while continuing to adhere to the 5K principle and other preventive measures set by both the Ministry of Health and the city.
The municipal People’s Committee has called on people to remain vigilant. Communication surrounding COVID-19 prevention and control must also be improved.
The city's Department of Health is still responsible for coordinating with relevant agencies in conducting health screening, particularly testing in sealed-off and high-risk areas, and vaccination across the city.
Hanoi departments, sectors and agencies have been asked to devise plans to meet possible future COVID-19 developments.
Hanoi has not recorded any community COVID-19 infections in the past four days, after nearly 4,000 cases since late April (excluding cases in the clusters found in health ministry-managed hospitals based in Hanoi).
6.8 million doses of vaccine have been administered in Hanoi, with about 96.15 per cent of all residents aged 18 and above receiving at least one dose. More than one million people in the city are fully vaccinated.
Source: Vietnam News
The enterprises in yellow and green zones of Hanoi have been asked to continue anti-pandemic measures during the production process. The ‘three on the site’ model (work, eat, stay) is being used in high-risk zones.
With control loosening, businesses in green zones in Hanoi will be able to restart their production and business activities. But they fear that control may tighten again if the outbreak gets worse.