HCMC keeps Nguyen Hue flower street open for two more days

By Huu Cong   February 3, 2022 | 07:11 pm PT
HCMC keeps Nguyen Hue flower street open for two more days
Visitors at Nguyen Hue Flower Street on its opening night on January 29, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
The flower street on Nguyen Hue Boulevard in downtown Ho Chi Minh City will stay open until Sunday given a large number of visitors.

Opened last Saturday for Tet, the biggest holiday celebrating a new lunar year, Nguyen Hue flower street will not be closed on Friday night as initially scheduled, the city’s administration announced Thursday.

According to organizers, the number of visitors to the flower street has increased by 30 percent against last Tet.

On Monday night, the final day of the old lunar year, the street was closed for several hours due to surging crowds, which could pose a high risk of Covid-19 infection.

All visitors to the street must wear face masks all the time, even when they pose for photos.

They must complete a health declaration using the PC-Covid app, have their hands disinfected and body temperature checked.

Since it first opened in 2002, the flower street has become an important part of the country’s celebration of Lunar New Year, its biggest and most important festival.

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