Hanoi to allow outdoor sports, exercises starting Tuesday

By Vo Hai   September 27, 2021 | 02:42 am PT
Hanoi to allow outdoor sports, exercises starting Tuesday
People ride bikes around the Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
Hanoi will allow outdoor sport and physical exercises, as well as malls, fashion and cosmetic stores, starting Tuesday.

According to a decision issued Monday by deputy chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Chu Xuan Dung, people in the capital will be allowed to participate in sport and physical exercises outdoors, but not in groups larger than 10.

Malls, fashion and cosmetics stores will also be allowed, but food and beverage establishments inside malls are still only allowed takeaways.

Residents and businesses in the city must abide by coronavirus control measures like wearing masks, keeping distances and scanning QR codes for health declarations.

The Hanoi Department of Health would be responsible for performing medical screening, for example Covid-19 testing every two to three days in locked down and high-risk areas, and boosting vaccination efforts.

Hanoi has recorded 4,201 Covid-19 cases since the fourth coronavirus wave hit Vietnam in late April. The capital began relaxing its coronavirus restrictions starting September 21 after spending around two months under strict social distancing measures.

The city of more than eight million people has vaccinated around 5.8 million people with one Covid-19 vaccine shot, and around a million people have been fully vaccinated.

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