End of social distancing lends vibrancy to Da Nang

By Nguyen Dong   September 30, 2021 | 07:30 pm GMT+7
After two months of a citywide social distancing order, people in central Da Nang City enjoy the great outdoors by going to the beach, shopping, and working out.
The bustle and hustle have returned to Bach Dang Street in Hai Chau District on Thursday morning, after the central city underwent a semi-lockdown from July 31 to September 29.  Da Nang relaxed its Covid restrictions, reopening public beaches though with some restrictions and allowing restaurants and hotels to open on Thursday.

The bustle and hustle returned to Bach Dang Street in Hai Chau District on Thursday morning, after the central city underwent a semi-lockdown from July 31 to Sept.29. Da Nang relaxed its Covid restrictions, reopening public beaches though with some restrictions and allowing restaurants and hotels to open Thursday.

Early birds work out at Bien Dong Park. The municipal authorities allow people to take outdoor exercises but ban them from coming into close contact.

Early birds work out at Bien Dong Park. Municipal authorities allow people to conduct outdoor exercises but ban them from coming into close contact.

Swimming is only allowed from 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. to limit the risk of infection.Swimming at public beaches is allowed from 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. to limit the risk of infection. Previously the city banned the activity from July 15.

Swimming at public beaches is allowed from 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. to limit the risk of infection. Previously, the city had banned the activity from July 15.

A rescuer blows his whistle to tell people to stop swimming at 6:30 a.m.

A lifeguard blows his whistle to stop people swimming at 6:30 a.m.

People must wear masks right after finishing their swimming. They are required not to gather or take a shower on the beach.

People must wear their masks right after finishing their swim. They are required not to gather or take a shower on the beach.

Some enjoy watching fresh fish caught by local fishermen and buy them right away.

Fresh fish caught by local fishermen are scooped up by eager beachgoers.

Rong Bridge sees more vehicles after checkpoints and barriers are removed.

Rong Bridge sees more vehicles after checkpoints and barriers were removed.

A barbershop opens on Thursday morning, with less than 50 percent of capacity.Many people have made appointments. I have to keep a watchful eyes to make sure not too many people come to my store at once, said Nguyen Hoang Hung, owner of Hung Samurai barbershop on Le Do Street.

A barbershop opened on Thursday morning, at less than 50 percent of its capacity.
"Many people have made appointments. I have to keep a watchful eyes to make sure not too many come to my store at once," said Nguyen Hoang Hung, owner of Hung Samurai barbershop on Le Do Street.

Traditional markets were allowed to resume, with sellers taking turns to open their stalls. They are also required to have taken at least one Covid-19 vaccination shot or recovered from Covid.

Traditional markets were allowed to resume, with sellers taking turns to open their stalls. They are also required to have taken at least one Covid-19 vaccination shot or recovered from Covid.

Hotels can resume at less than 30 percent of their capacity, or 50 percent if their guests are fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid. Many hotels on Vo Nguyen Giap Street, stretching along the beach, are still quiet with no patrons.

Hotels can resume at less than 30 percent of their capacity, or 50 percent if their guests are fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid. Many hotels on Vo Nguyen Giap Street, stretching along the beach, are still quiet with no patrons.

A delivery worker disinfects a package before giving it to his patron.Public transportation can resume at 50 percent capacity.  But amusement complexes, karaoke parlors, bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, casinos, cultural festivals, sports tournaments, night markets, and pedestrian streets have yet to get the green light.  In the current wave of Covid, Da Nang had over 4,918 cases but has managed to contain the outbreak and now gone several days with only a few new infections.

A delivery worker disinfects a package before giving it to his patron.
Public transportation can resume at 50 percent capacity. But amusement complexes, karaoke parlors, bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, casinos, cultural festivals, sports tournaments, night markets, and pedestrian streets have yet to get the green light.
In the current wave of Covid, Da Nang had over 4,918 cases but has managed to contain the outbreak and now gone several days with only a few new infections.

 
 
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