In photos: Hanoi reopens weekend pedestrian zone in Old Quarter
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|The Hanoi authorities have decided to resume the walking space around Hoan Kiem Lake, one of the key tourist attractions in the capital city, starting from 19.00hrs on March 12. Photo: VOV|
|Streets around the Hoan Kiem Lake, plus Hang Dao, Hang Giay, Hang Duong, Hang Ngang, night-time Dong Xuan Market and six other expended streets, have been allowed to return to their normal bustling operation. Photo: VOV|
|These walking zones which often attract tourists on weekends operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, starting from 19.00hrs. Photo: VOV|
|Local residents and tourists can now spend time relaxing, enjoying recreational activities or shopping in the walking zones after a month-long hiatus of the COVID-19 fight. Photo: VOV|
|Despite the latest coronavirus outbreak kept in check, COVID-19 prevention and control measures remain in place. IN the photo, a large poster has been erected in front of a fashion shop in the Old Quarter, reminding pedestrians of anti-coronavirus measures. Photo: VOV|
|Local police patrol along the pedestrian streets to maintain security and remind walkers to don a face mask. Photo: VOV|
|Security guards have fanned out to ask pedestrians to avoid large gatherings in public places. Photo: VOV|
|The walking space returns to its normal bustling way of life, with various outdoor activities to entertain pedestrians. Photo: VOV|
|Painters have the chance to show off their portraying skills. Photo: VOV|
|Colorful toys for kids are available for delivery to children. Photo: VOV|
|Vinh, a local resident, says he has rejoiced to see the walking street reopen on weekend. “The waling zones are part and parcel of our daily life here in Hanoi,” says he. Photo: VOV|
|The city has recorded no locally transmitted coronavirus infections since February 16. Photo: VOV|
|This is the fifth year Hanoi’s pedestrian streets are open to local residents and tourists to create a big community cultural and tourist space in the capital city. Photo: VOV|
|The reopening of the pedestrian streets is to meet local residents’ increasing demand for recreational activities on weekend, as well as to promote tourism. Photo: VOV|
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