The Hanoitimes - From February 16, the relics, temples and religious sites within Hanoi city were closed to prevent Covid-19 from spreading.
According to the recently announced request from Hanoi authorities, relics, temples and religious sites have to close to avoid public gatherings as the community infections of Covid-19 in the city has become more complicated and unpredictable.
|From 0a.m. on February 16, all the relics, temples and religious sites within Hanoi city were closed to prevent Covid-19 from spreading. The photo is taken at Quan Su Pagoda, one of the most renown Buddhist temples in Hanoi. |
|The girl showed disappointment as Quan Su Pagoda temporarily stopped opening.|
|The Temple of Literature was also closed as of midnight on February 16. A sign hangs in front of the relic door that reads: "The Temple of Literature stopped receiving visitors as of February 16, 2021. Opening hours will be announced later."|
|At the gate of Temple of Literature, a man expressed his frustration but said he supports Hanoi authority's efforts to prevent the pandemic.|
|At the same time, cultural activities at Van Lake (opposite the Temple of Literature) are also ceased.|
|The tranquil scene outside the Temple of Literature.|
The Kim Ngan Temple in Hang Buom wards, Hoan Kiem district is temporarily closed.
|The Ngoc Son Temple is quiet on the 5th day of Tet (February 16).|
|People perform the worship ritual outside Ngoc Son Temple.|
The Management Board of Ngoc Son Temple also announced that the temple remained temporarily shut down due to the complicated situation of Covid-19 pandemic until further notice.
|People is worshipping outside the gate of the Ngoc Son Temple. |
|The The Huc bridge (Ngoc Son Temple) is desolate. |
|Traditionally, Dong Da festival is organized on the 5th day of Tet. The festival this year is canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Some old women did the worship ritual outside the Dong Da relic site. |
|Dong Da District People's Committee announced the suspension of the festival, which celebrates the 232 anniversaries of Ngoc Hoi - Dong Da victory (1789-2021) against the Chinese Qing invaders.|