In Photos: Packed Pedestrian Streets In Hanoi After A Year Of Closure
Streets around Hoan Kiem Lake in downtown Hanoi were packed on Friday night after reopening following nearly a year of closure because of Covid-19. Nearly a year ago, when the fourth coronavirus wave hit the country, Hanoi shut down its pedestrian streets as a safety measure.
|The staff erected a fence to prevent vehicles from entering the pedestrian street space. Photo: tienphong.|
|Automatic body temperature gauges were equipped at the duty posts. Photo: tienphong.|
|The streets around the lake and surrounding areas are for pedestrians only from 7 p.m. Friday to midnight Sunday every week.The remaining spaces open from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Photo: VOV.|
|The move came after Vietnam resumed tourism activities on March 15. It is expected to help the capital city draw more visitors. Photo: hanoimoi.|
|A group of young people was taking photos to check-in on the first day the pedestrian street reopened. Photo: hanoimoi.|
|Organisers of cultural and art events in the spaces are asked to strictly implement COVID-19 control measures. Photo: hanoimoi.|
|Children played in the street spaces. Photo: hanoimoi.|
|Children skipped ropes. Photo: zingnews.|
|The high rate of vaccination and the mildness of new infections are giving people the confidence to resume normal socioeconomic activities. Photo: zingnews.|
|Visitors are requested to make health declarations and wash their hands before entering the pedestrian spaces, and not to enter the area if they have any COVID-19 symptoms. Photo: zingnews.|
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