Hanoi to allow takeaways, other shops to reopen in safe districts

By Vo Hai   September 15, 2021 | 05:27 am PT
Hanoi to allow takeaways, other shops to reopen in safe districts
A shop sells a takeaway meal in Hanoi's Gia Lam District. Photo by VnExpress/Pham Chieu
Hanoi districts without new Covid-19 community transmission cases since September 6 will be allowed to reopen food and beverage establishments and other businesses from Thursday noon.

According to a decision issued by municipal Chairman Chu Ngoc Anh Wednesday, districts that have not recorded any coronavirus community transmission since September 6 would be allowed to reopen food and beverage places.

However, only takeaways are allowed and they must be closed before 9 p.m.

Shops that sell office supplies, books and other study materials, garages that repair vehicles and electronic products shops are also allowed to reopen.

Of Hanoi's 30 districts, the 19 that meet the requirement for the reopening are Ba Dinh, Ba Vi, Bac Tu Liem, Cau Giay, Dan Phuong, Gia Lam, Hoai Duc, Long Bien, Me Linh, My Duc, Nam Tu Liem, Phu Xuyen, Phuc Tho, Quoc Oai, Soc Son, Son Tay, Tay Ho, Thanh Oai and Ung Hoa.

All businesses and services must abide by coronavirus control measures like wearing masks and keeping distance, and make medical declarations. All customers must present QR codes when shopping.

Officials have been asked to evaluate the results of social distancing orders to propose a plan for coronavirus prevention and economic recovery after September 21.

Hanoi aims to vaccinate all its adult population with at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot by September 15. So far, 5 million shots have been given, meeting 86 percent of the original goal.

The capital has recorded 3,856 local Covid-19 cases since the fourth wave hit Vietnam in late April.

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