Hanoi deploys new Covid checkpoints in high-risk areas

By Ngoc Thanh, Vo Hai, Gia Chinh, Pham Chieu   September 4, 2021 | 07:32 pm GMT+7
Hanoi has erected Covid-19 checkpoints across the capital starting Saturday morning to manage traffic flow in and out of high-risk areas.
Hanoi deploys new Covid checkpoints in high-risk areas

At 6:30 a.m., a Covid-19 checkpoint on Nguyen Van Cu Street divided the road into two lanes, one for motorbikes and the other for cars. Anyone passing through the checkpoint was required to show travel documents and have their body temperatures checked.

To prevent congestion, procedures were streamlined and officers spaced apart from each other.

Starting Saturday, Hanoi has deployed 39 checkpoints in high-risk areas across the capital, located in 15 districts: Tay Ho, Ba Dinh, Cau Giay, Hoan Kiem, Dong Da, Hai Ba Trung, Thanh Xuan, Ha Dong, Hoang Mai, Thanh Tri, Nam Tu Liem, Bac Tu Liem, Hoai Duc, Thanh Oai and Thuong Tin.

Hanoi deploys new Covid checkpoints in high-risk areas

Drivers were requested to stop at checkpoints to medically declare themselves, show travel documents and have their body temperatures checked.

Authorities could perform quick Covid-19 tests if needed.

Hanoi deploys new Covid checkpoints in high-risk areas

At 7:30 a.m., on Nguyen Van Cu Street, which leads downtown, several vehicles were stopped at checkpoints.

Tran Quang Ninh, deputy head of the traffic police division No. 6 under the Hanoi Traffic Police Department, said checkpoints mainly served to remind people of new rules on the first day.

Checkpoints would function 24/7, with shifts changed every six hours.

Hanoi deploys new Covid checkpoints in high-risk areas

A man said he was on his way to purchase medicines in accordance with treatment guidelines set by the Ministry of Health. After showing the necessary documents, he was free to go.

Hanoi deploys new Covid checkpoints in high-risk areas

A man shows a travel document while sitting in a car on Nguyen Van Cu Street.

Hanoi deploys new Covid checkpoints in high-risk areas

A military officer displays his travel documents to another officer while on his way toward Long Bien Bridge.

Hanoi deploys new Covid checkpoints in high-risk areas

A Covid-19 checkpoint was erected near Nhat Tan Bridge.

Among the 39 checkpoints, 21 were deployed by the police in areas with high traffic density, which employ 16 officers. The rest of the checkpoints were managed by local authorities and had four to nine officers.

Hanoi deploys new Covid checkpoints in high-risk areas

At 8:30 a.m., a checkpoint near Mai Linh Bridge divided a national highway into six lanes for motorbikes, cars and large trucks.

Hanoi deploys new Covid checkpoints in high-risk areas

A police officer scans the QR code on a driver's travel document on Ho Tung Mau Street.

Hanoi deploys new Covid checkpoints in high-risk areas

A checkpoint on Thang Long Highway calls on vehicles to slow down.

Hanoi deploys new Covid checkpoints in high-risk areas

A car was stopped for not carrying the necessary documents.

 
 
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