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Hanoi eateries close amid looming Covid shadow

By Tung Dinh   March 9, 2022 | 01:29 am PT
The surging number of new Covid cases has forced many eateries in Hanoi to shut down or empty out.
In recent days, the number of Covid-19 cases in Hanoi has continuously increased, affecting the catering business. Walking through some streets, it is not difficult to see closed restaurants with stickers on the outside with the content of shops for rent.

A pho restaurant on Ly Quoc Su Street has been closed for days. As of Tuesday, Hanoi has recorded 460,203 Covid cases in the current outbreak. The capital keeps logging the record number of daily cases, leading the nation’s Covid daily tally.

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"Due to the stressful development of the pandemic, the restaurant will stop serving for several days," the notice states.

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A tea stall on Hang Bong Street is also shut.

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A smoothie store on Hang Gai Street closed without telling its online customers.
Tuan, a delivery worker, has to send his customer a photo to report the closure.

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Luong Ngoc Quyen Street, Hanoi’s tourist hub, has been quiet, with closed restaurants.

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Duy Tan Street in Cau Giay District, home to many eateries and coffee shops for office workers, is deserted.

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Since many companies have shifted to remote working, many restaurants are empty.

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Another factor in the closing of eateries is their employees testing positive for the coronavirus.

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A chicken restaurant on Com Vong Street is closed.
Vietnam has recorded more than 4.6 million Covid cases since last April, with more than 40,000 deaths.

 
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