Hanoians scale barbed wire fence amid coronavirus lockdown

By Giang Huy   August 2, 2021 | 09:00 pm GMT+7
People in Chuong Duong Ward of Hoan Kiem District have climbed a fence to escape locked-down or receive goods from outsiders.
The entire Chuong Duong Ward of Hoan Kiem District, home to 23,000 residents, has been locked down starting July 31 following the detection of a high-risk coronavirus case.  To control the area and stop people from coming into close contact with outsiders, the local authorities must install barbed wire along Hong Ha Street on the afternoon of August 1.

The entire Chuong Duong Ward of Hoan Kiem District, home to 23,000 residents, has been locked down starting July 31 following the detection of a high-risk coronavirus case.
To control the area and stop people from coming into close contact with outsiders, local authorities installed barbed wire along Hong Ha Street on the afternoon of Aug 1.

Groceries and goods given to people in the locked-down area must be gathered at a checkpoint on Cau Dat Street for sanitization. But many have tried to send their goods through shortcuts, which are prevented by local police.

Groceries and goods delivered to people within the locked-down area must be gathered at a checkpoint on Cau Dat Street for sanitization. But many have tried to send their goods through shortcuts, which is prevented by local police.

Many people climb over the barbed wire fence to get out of the locked-down area.

Many people climb over the barbed wire fence to exit the locked-down area.

People give food to those living in the locked-down area without going through the Covid checkpoint.

People hand food to those living in the locked-down area without passing through the Covid checkpoint.

A policeman patrols to remind people to strictly follow Covid-19 prevention measures.

A policeman on patrol the fence perimeter.

A woman climbs over the wall, bringing her personal stuff and getting out of the locked-down area.

A woman carrying her belongings climbs over the wall.

Another family gets out of the area in the middle of the night.

Another family leaves the area in the middle of the night.

Local authorities must set up more checkpoints and keep their watchful eyes on the area after learning that many people have tried to escape.

Local authorities set up more checkpoints after learning that many people had tried to escape.

Food and groceries given to people in Chuong Duong Ward are gathered and sanitized at the checkpoint.

Food and groceries delivered to people in Chuong Duong Ward are gathered and sanitized at a checkpoint.

The ward has set up a team delivering goods to each household.

The ward has set up a team delivering goods to each household.
As of Monday afternoon, Hanoi has logged 1,570 Covid cases in the current outbreak.

 
 
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