Hanoians wear masks, comply with Covid safety rules as gyms reopen

By Tung Dinh   November 6, 2021 | 09:00 pm PT
Hanoians are wearing face masks even in gymnasiums where they also strictly comply with other Covid prevention measures.
Hanoi has permitted gym and fitness center to reopened since Nov. 4 bu must function at half their maximum capacity and must not have more than 30 people at the same time.

Hanoi permitted gyms to reopen on Nov. 4, but can only function at half their maximum capacity and not have more than 30 people at a time.


At a gym on Xuan Thuy Street in Cau Giay District, everyone wears masks and minimizes unnecessary contact with others.


To ensure safety and adhere to epidemic prevention regulations, people have to scan QR Code and file online medical declaration before entering the gym.


Le Ngoc Tu, from Cau Giay District, is happy to finally be able return to the gym after many months of working out at home.
He said that when he heard that gyms are allowed to reopen, he contacted the gym to book an appointment, submitted online medical declaration and vaccination proof and selected a preferred workout time frame.


Nguyen Xuan Hau (R) said he is glad to return to work as a personal trainer.
"During the time the gym was closed, I became a delivery worker. The income was enough to cover my living expenses. After the five-month closure, I am happy to see my clients again. Hopefully the epidemic will be quickly stamped out so that life can return to normal".


Nguyen Tam said she wore a face mask throughout but did not find it too uncomfortable.
"Wearing a mask is necessary, both to protect myself and the community at a time when the Covid situation is still unpredictable".


Dao Anh Tu (L) teaches his classmate Truong Quang Duc, a newbie, some training routines.


Duong Minh Phung works out with her personal trainer to improve her health.


Employees regularly disinfect the floor and equipment.


Truong Nguyen said she had been exercising for nearly a year when she had to stop as gyms closed.
"During the social distancing period, I still did squats, crunches and chest exercises at home".


"I am fully vaccinated and always comply with epidemic prevention regulations, so I feel somewhat secure when training," an unnamed gym enthusiast said.

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