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Mar 01, 2021 / 20:34

Hanoi reopens indoor eateries and cafes

Hanoi allows the reopening of indoor eateries and cafes after the capital city underwent 14 days without new coronavirus infections in the community.

The Hanoi authorities have allowed the reopening of indoor eateries and cafes from March 2 after two weeks have passed without local transmission of novel coronavirus.

 Vice Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Chu Xuan Dung speaks at the meeting. Photo: Kinhtedothi.vn

However, bars and karaoke lounges, internet and online game stores, street eateries and cafes need to stay shut, Vice Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Chu Xuan Dung said at a meeting on March 1 afternoon.

Besides, customers must maintain a 1m safe distance and must obey all the Covid-19 prevention protocols, Dung said, adding that catering businesses must use QR CODE software and strictly comply with the city’s directives.

Regarding religious monuments, the vice chairman assigned the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports and local authorities in districts to check and prepare the pandemic prevention plans when the municipal government decides to reopen in a few days.

Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Chu Xuan Dung also warned local authorities of the pandemic risk when students come back to school.

“The Ministry of Education and Training has also directed universities and colleges to be self-sufficient in terms of time, and online schooling can be still applied. Hanoi has recommended that these educational institutions should let students back to school after March 18 for best control," Dung said.

Vietnam has registered 2,448 cases of novel coronavirus carriers, of them 1,876 recovered and 35 deceased so far.