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Hanoi's stores and restaurants reopen: Many people drop by coffee after 2 weeks of social distancing

Ruby Lee Ruby Lee

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March 03, 2021 | 13:59

Hanoi People's Committee has allowed indoor catering and catering activities to reopen from March 2. Therefore, many stores have continued to operate and welcome customers back after 2 weeks of closing.

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Previously, Hanoi People's Committee decided to close the monuments, street eateries, tea and coffee shops on the sidewalk from 0:00 on February 16 to actively prevent the Covid-19 pandemic. From March 2, the indoor service shops (including food and drink) are accepted to reopen with ensuring gaps among customers.

Hanoi's stores and restaurants reopen: Many people drop by coffee after 2 weeks of social distancing
The shops in Hanoi have reopened since March 2 PHOTO: Duong Lan
Hanoi's stores and restaurants reopen: Many people drop by coffee after 2 weeks of social distancing
The cafeteria returns after 2 weeks of closing. Photo: thanhnien.vn.
Hanoi's stores and restaurants reopen: Many people drop by coffee after 2 weeks of social distancing
The cafeteria returns after 2 weeks of closing. Photo: thanhnien.vn.

As noted by Youngster, in the morning of March 2, most of restaurants and coffee shops reopened to welcome customers. These places are equipped with hand sanitizer, antiseptic solution to serve customers to ensure safety. Cafeterias were crowded again after 2 weeks of closing. However, restaurants were quite empty with just a few people.

Ms. Mai Thanh Ha (the owner of a coffee shop on Duy Tan street, Cau Giay district) said that when she heard of the reopening, she and staff cleaned the shop to pick up customers safely.

Hanoi's stores and restaurants reopen: Many people drop by coffee after 2 weeks of social distancing
The staff wears a drop-proof mask when serving guests. Photo: thanhnien.vn.
Hanoi's stores and restaurants reopen: Many people drop by coffee after 2 weeks of social distancing
Notice of Covid-19 pandemic prevention measures is posted in front of a restaurant on Duy Tan street. Photo: thanhnien.vn.
Hanoi's stores and restaurants reopen: Many people drop by coffee after 2 weeks of social distancing
The stores equip customers with hand sanitizer. Photo: thanhnien.vn.

“In closing time, my shop has strictly complied with safety requirements. There are patrons asking when to open the door, so I hope to reopen. This morning, my staff and I had to come early to clean, rearrange tables and chairs. I hope Covid-19 will soon be eliminated completely in order to ensure a stable business and life for us", said she.

Hanoi's stores and restaurants reopen: Many people drop by coffee after 2 weeks of social distancing
Reopening but some eateries are still empty. Photo: thanhnien.vn.
Hanoi's stores and restaurants reopen: Many people drop by coffee after 2 weeks of social distancing
Reopening but some eateries are still empty. Photo: thanhnien.vn.
Hanoi's stores and restaurants reopen: Many people drop by coffee after 2 weeks of social distancing
Photo: thanhnien.vn
Hanoi's stores and restaurants reopen: Many people drop by coffee after 2 weeks of social distancing
Photo: thanhnien.vn

Tran Manh Hung's bakery shop on Tran Thai Tong street (Cau Giay district) must also close from February 16. When he heard the announcement of reopening, he prepared the ingredients, cleaned the shop with the desire to return to normal business.

“When hearing the news of reopening, I am very excited because the shop can operate and I can have income for the family. My shop is also equipped with hand sanitizer and antiseptic to remind customers to keep safe distance to ensure the prevention. It is hoped that the Covid-19 pandemic will be controlled so that my shop does not have to be closed again ", said Hung.

Hanoi's stores and restaurants reopen: Many people drop by coffee after 2 weeks of social distancing
Besides, there are some shops being "in no hurry" to reopen. Photo: thanhnien.vn.
Hanoi's stores and restaurants reopen: Many people drop by coffee after 2 weeks of social distancing
Karaoke bars and discos have not yet been allowed to reopen. Photo: thanhnien.vn.
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