Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Do Muoi (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has sent a dispatch to heads of ministries, sectors as well as central agencies, organizations, provinces and centrally-run cities on the suspension of entertainment activities during the two-day national mourning for former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Do Muoi on October 6-7.

Dispatch 4500/CD-BVHTTDL issued on October 4 asks State agencies across the country as well as representative offices of Vietnam abroad to fly national flags at haft-mast in the two days.

Delegations can pay homage to the former leader at National Funeral Hall, No. 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi, where he is laid in state, and Thong Nhat Hall in Ho Chi Minh City. They are asked not to bring wreaths but mourning bands to the funeral.

The ministry also requested other ministries, sectors as well as central agencies, organisations and State agencies to suspend celebrative events, art programmes, sport competitions and entertainment activities on October 6-7.

The People’s Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities should direct and guide organisations, individuals and entertainment facilities to delay art and sport events as well as entertainment activities in their localities during the two-day mourning.-VNA