Apr 16, 2020 / 14:19

White lines painted in Hanoi's wet market to enforce social distancing

The local authorities require shoppers to stand before the white lines, drawn two meters away from the stalls, to prevent close contacts between them.

Authorities of Hoan Kiem district in the heart of Hanoi have painted two white lines along Yen Thai street to keep distance between vendors and buyers at street stores to ensure social distancing rules during the pandemic time, local media reported.

Yen Thai street, which is about 150m long only, houses more than 30 grocery stores and is a wet market.

Therefore, the local authorities require shoppers to stand before the white lines, drawn two meters away from the stalls, to prevent close contact between them.

The followings are photos taken at Yen Thai street:

 

A health worker checks shoppers’ body temperature before they enter Yen Thai street. Photo: Laodong


 

People apply hand disinfection before entering the wet market in Yen Thai street. Photo: Laodong


 The solid white lines run along Yen Thai street. Photo: Tuoitre Online
 

Two white lines are drawn along Yen Thai street to ensure social distancing between sellers and buyers. Photo: Tuoitre Online


 

Shoppers are recommended to stand at least 2 meters away from each other. If they stand too close, the shop owners immediately remind customers about social distancing. Photo: Tuoitre Online


 

Shoppers stand before the line. Photo: Tuoitre Online


 When a shopper wants to buy something, they point at the products from afar. Photo: Tuoitre Online

 

Payment is done rapidly to minimize contact. Photo: Tuoitre Online


 

Security forces are always on hand to control and remind shoppers to comply with social distancing. Photo: Tuoitre Online


 The white lines were painted one week ago. Photo: Tuoitre Online