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Sep 11, 2020 / 11:34

Danang loosens social distancing from September 11

The city advises local residents against going out unless absolutely necessary and to mask up when doing so.

Danang has begun to ease social distancing from today [September 11], allowing shops and restaurants to reopen. However, non-essential businesses, such as hair salons, karaoke rooms, gyms, remain closed, and crowded events are not allowed.

Non-essential businesses, such as hair salons, karaoke rooms, gyms, remain closed, and crowded events still suspended. Photo: Bao Danang

Restaurants and cafes and their customers must comply with safety measures such as keeping the safe distance of at least one meter among them, measuring their body temperature and wash hands with sanitizer.

Municipal authorities asked residents to avoid going outside if not necessary, wear face masks in public places or in public transport vehicles, wash their hands regularly, and keep a safe distance from others.

Gatherings of more than 30 people outside of schools, offices and hospitals are also banned. Crowd-gathering events include festivals, fairs, weddings, or funerals that remain prohibited until further notice.

Local residents will be given ticket to go shopping every three days.

Junior and high schools, and colleges, universities will begin the new school year from September 14, while primary schools and kindergartens will start opening from September 21.

The beach city has gone 13 consecutive days without community infection of Covid-19. The city’s authorities started easing social distancing orders since September 5 after 40 days of  urgent measures implementation to combat Covid-19.

From September 7, the city resumed all passenger transport services to and from Danang as the Covid-19 pandemic situation here has been put under control. 

As of September 11, the city confirmed that 320 of 394 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals and 31 died.