Mar 29, 2020 / 14:38

Hanoi’s streets become deserted due to business restriction order

The Hanoitimes - The hustle and bustle has vanished from Hanoi's streets due to business restriction order.

Hanoi’s streets become even more deserted than Tet holidays after the city government ordered non-essential businesses to shut until April 15.

 Hoan Kiem lake area, the heart of the city, is desolate as Hanoians comply with the government instruction of not leaving home out of necessity, given the complicated pandemic situation in Hanoi with high risk of contagion.

 Nha Tho street in Hoan Kiem district, a favorite get-together place of young people, is empty.

 Many hotels and luxurious silk boutiques in Hang Gai street, Hoan Kiem district are closed until April 15.

 Desolate Dinh Liet street, Hoan Kiem district is no longer a bustling food street.

 The same view is seen in Dao Duy Tu street, Hoan Kiem district.

Trang Tien ice cream shot, where Hanoians used come to taste the long-standing frozen food, closed its store with a banner “Join hands to protect the community, order on fanpage Facebook or take it home.”

Tourist attractions in Hanoi remain closed until March 31 as requested by the central and local governments. The unfrequented area around Hanoi Opera House, the well-known tourist destination of the city. 

 Only a few people on the streets to acquire basic necessities. 

Photos: Minh An – Duy Khanh – Pham Hung