Vehicles fill up Hanoi streets as Covid checkpoints removed

By Ngoc Thanh, Giang Huy   September 17, 2021 | 03:15 pm GMT+7
With the removal of numerous Covid-19 checkpoints, the streets of downtown Hanoi were again abuzz with traffic Friday morning.
Vehicles fill up Hanoi streets as Covid checkpoints removed

At 7 a.m., vehicles flood Tran Phu Street of Ha Dong District, pouring towards downtown areas.

Previously on Thursday, the Hanoi police department said 39 Covid-19 checkpoints across the city had been removed as the city started to ease restrictions.

Vehicles fill up Hanoi streets as Covid checkpoints removed

Vehicles access an overpass, heading towards Dich Vong.

Vehicles fill up Hanoi streets as Covid checkpoints removed

Cars and motorbikes swarm Nguyen Xien Street in Thanh Xuan District.

Thanh Xuan is Hanoi's only district regarded as a very high-risk coronavirus area.

Vehicles fill up Hanoi streets as Covid checkpoints removed

At 8 a.m., an intersection beneath the Dich Vong overpass sees numerous vehicles heading towards Cau Giay District. Two Covid-19 checkpoints on this street were removed Thursday.

Vehicles fill up Hanoi streets as Covid checkpoints removed

Traffic swarms along Tay Son Street in Dong Da District.

Vehicles fill up Hanoi streets as Covid checkpoints removed

Commuters wait at a traffic light at the Duong Dinh Nghe-Pham Hung intersection.

Vehicles fill up Hanoi streets as Covid checkpoints removed

Nguyen Chi Thanh Street bustles with morning traffic.

Vehicles fill up Hanoi streets as Covid checkpoints removed

An aerial view of Truong Chinh Street of Thanh Xuan District.

According to the Standing Committee of the Hanoi Party Committee, the capital would need a concrete plan when it comes to coronavirus prevention after Sept. 21, when restrictions need to be relaxed, but still prove adequate to prevent infections.

 
 
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