Many tourist sites in HCM City have temporarily shut for Covid-19 prevention and control.
HCM City authorities have advised local residents not to go to public places to help Covid-19 prevention. The city has closed many popular tourist spots.
A signboard about the closure of the Independence Palace to visitors.
The War Remnants Museum which is a popular destination in HCM City has also closed.
The Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon has become deserted.
The same situation has been seen at the Saigon Central Post Office and Nguyen Van Binh Book Street.
Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden is still open on Sunday afternoon but attracts just a small number of visitors.
Traders at Ben Thanh Market face slow sales
The domestic tourism industry places high expectations on the peak season for domestic tourists, which falls in the coming summer months. However, the ongoing wave of Covid-19 once again has posed challenges for the recovery of Vietnam's tourism.