The places, considered posing high risks for coronavirus spreading, are usually the first to be closed when a COVID-19 outbreak occurs and the last to reopen when it eases. They have been ordered to shut down in the capital since late April last year in response to the emergence of the fourth wave of infections in the country.

The venues must ensure COVID-19 prevention and control measures as per health authority guidelines and advise customers with suspected COVID-19 symptoms to avoid using the services, and instead seek medical instructions from local health authorities.

With these services reopening and students in the first to sixth grades returning to school on April 6, Hanoi has resumed nearly all socio-economic activities, thanks to a high vaccination rate with about 16 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered so far./.