Home / Hanoinews
Hanoi shuts eateries, entertainment facilities as coronavirus spread fast
Linh Pham 09:42, 2020/03/26
Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung warns local people of high risk of community transmission in the coming days.

Hanoi’s government has required immediate closure of eateries and entertainment establishments in the whole city following an increase in cases of coronavirus infection and risk of community transmission in the coming days.

 Many shops in Hanoi have shut down due to the impact of coronavirus. Photo: Tainguyenmoitruong

The closure shall be applicable to cinemas, stadiums, karaoke lounges, bars, beer clubs, game shops, among others, except for filling stations and those of essential products like foodstuffs and medicines, Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung of the Hanoi People’s Committee said at an online meeting Wednesday.

Hanoi's move comes after the southern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City shut down all eateries and entertainment facilities due to an increasing number of coronavirus cases of secondary transmission. At least eight people found infected with the virus are linked to a bar in the city's District 2.

The two biggest cities’ recent steps are in response to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc's request to close shops of unnecessary services and minimize mass gatherings.

A few days ago, Hanoi’s mayor Nguyen Duc Chung called on people to stay home and limit outdoor activities to minimize contagion.

He also advised people to wear masks when outside, avoid the crowds, and keep social distancing.

Accordingly, the municipal police will check the implementation of all people who are subject to home isolation, and issue strict punishment to violators.

At the meeting on March 25, he said that the city is facing four major sources of transmission namely (1) Bach Mai Hospital (where two nurses have tested positive for the coronavirus and a 66-year-old patient who passed weeks under treatment at the hospital), (2) foreign visitors and Vietnamese people returning before a requirement for mass quarantine to all from abroad was in place, (3) domestic sources, (4) medical staff, mostly those are connected with the quarantine and treatment of Covid-19 patients. 

As of March 25, Hanoi tops localities in Vietnam in terms of infected cases (50), followed by Ho Chi Minh City with 34. Meanwhile, the suspected cases amount to hundreds.

RELATED NEWS
TAG: shutdown closure close esteries karaoke lounge bar mask filling station Nguyen Duc Chung chairman mayor
Other news
15:58, 2020/58/24
“Made in Vietnam” goods week launched in Hanoi
The “Made in Vietnam” goods week is expected to stimulate domestic consumption of local products in the campaign “Vietnamese buy Vietnamese goods.”
15:41, 2020/41/24
Hanoi targets speedy construction of Nam Son waste treatment plant
The plant is expected to become fully operational in 2021, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen The Hung has said.
07:29, 2020/29/23
120 businesses in Hanoi and provinces join Vietnamese Goods Fair 2020
The fair aims at stimulating consumption and promoting the campaign “Vietnamese people buy Vietnamese goods”.
07:26, 2020/26/23
Hanoi residents must wear face masks in public places, crowded events: Official
Authorities will supervise the compliance of masking rules at crowded events, shopping malls, and supermarkets in Hanoi.
07:12, 2020/12/23
Hanoi, Foreign Ministry partner to enhance city's position and image
The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs will strengthen cooperation with Hanoi to continue enhancing the position and image of the capital.
16:57, 2020/57/21
Kinh te & Do thi calls for support for victims of historic flooding in central Vietnam
The Kinh te & Do thi newspaper calls on benefactors to support the poor and flood victims in Vietnam's central region.