Hanoi teems with traffic despite Covid social distancing

By Ngoc Thanh   August 10, 2021 | 05:00 pm GMT+7
Despite an ongoing Covid-19 social distancing order, large numbers of vehicles were still spotted in the capital Tuesday morning.
Hanoi teems with traffic despite Covid social distancing

Hundreds of vehicles are present on Tran Duy Hung Street despite the heavy rain.

Hanoi recently extended its ongoing Covid-19 social distancing order amid a rising number of new infections, now expected to last until Aug. 23. The capital on Sunday also issued new requirements for those wishing to go out, but scrapped them a day later following numerous complaints.

Hanoi teems with traffic despite Covid social distancing

People wear raincoats on Khuat Duy Tien Street.

Chu Ngoc Anh, chairman of Hanoi People's Committee, said the city's surveillance camera system still observed large numbers of vehicles on the street each day.

Hanoi teems with traffic despite Covid social distancing

The heavy rain rendered a Covid-19 checkpoint on Nguyen Chi Thanh temporarily inactive. Previously, gridlocks were often found at such checkpoints.

Hanoi teems with traffic despite Covid social distancing

At around 7:15 a.m., lines of vehicles spanning around 100 meters were seen in front of a Covid-19 checkpoint of Thanh Tri District.

Hanoi teems with traffic despite Covid social distancing

Police officers and local militia check approval documents.

Hanoi teems with traffic despite Covid social distancing

A police officer inspects the required documents.

Hanoi teems with traffic despite Covid social distancing

Those who don't possess appropriate approval are forced to return home.

 
 
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