After the Hanoi People’s Committee asked citizens to stay home and avoid public gatherings of over five people from July 19, life for Hanoians has turned quiet.
The latest restrictions were applied after the capital city detected nearly 40 new Covid-19 cases on July 18. Since the new wave began in late April, Hanoi has recorded 639 Covid-19 cases.
The municipal authorities recommended that people stay at home unless they have an essential business to attend to, such as emergency medical services, food, or medicines purchases.
Businesses and services that are allowed to stay open include factories, manufacturers, traffic works, construction sites, essential services such as food, pharmaceuticals, electricity, water, fuel, gasoline. Medical declaration by QRCode is required for all of them, meanwhile, restaurants can only sell take-out food.
On July 19 morning, many stores in Hanoi were closed in accordance with the regulations of the Hanoi People’s Committee.
The streets were also less crowded than in previous days. Only a few people passed by Cau Giay Street at 9am on July 19.
The area around Hoan Kiem Lake was so deserted.
The photo was taken at Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square on July 19 morning.
Trang Tien Street was unusually peaceful.
Wet markets were still operating normally to provide essential food for people.
Big supermarkets like Big C were still crowded with people buying food and essential supplies.
There is no shortage of groceries and essentials at supermarkets.