Hanoi streets crammed with new mobility requirements

By Ngoc Thanh, Giang Huy   August 9, 2021 | 03:17 pm GMT+7
Covid-19 checkpoints across Hanoi adopted stricter measures in managing traffic flow during the extended social distancing order Monday morning, resulting in gridlocks.
Hanoi streets crammed with new mobility requirements

Two Covid-19 checkpoints were erected on Nguyen Chi Thanh Street at around 7:15 a.m. to screen commuters.

Hanoi on Sunday issued a new ruling that requires commuters to furnish identity cards, work schedules and forms provided by their employers to validate travel.

Hanoi streets crammed with new mobility requirements

A police officer informs a man about Hanoi's most recent requirements for commuting.

Hanoi streets crammed with new mobility requirements

A person displays two employee cards to pass through a Covid-19 checkpoint.

Hanoi streets crammed with new mobility requirements

Stricter measures have led to increased traffic congestion on Nguyen Chi Thanh Street.

Hanoi streets crammed with new mobility requirements

A motorbike carrying vegetables fell over when its rider attempted a U-turn for not carrying the appropriate documents.

Hanoi streets crammed with new mobility requirements

On De La Thanh Street, a family was allowed to pass on their way to hospital despite not bearing the necessary documentation.

Hanoi streets crammed with new mobility requirements

At a Covid-19 checkpoint in Ba Dinh District, a man was fined VND1 million ($43.47) for taking his wife to work, with only the latter holding the required letters of approval.

Hanoi streets crammed with new mobility requirements

Hanoi has recorded around 50-70 new Covid-19 cases a day for the past two weeks, with the number exceeding 100 on some days. Due to rising infection numbers, the capital has extended its two-week social distancing starting on July 24 until Aug. 23.

 
 
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