Hanoi allows outdoor physical, sport activities from June 26 hinh anh 1People with facemasks on walk on a pavement in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Hanoi People’s Committee has permitted the resumption of certain outdoor physical and sport activities from June 26, given the local COVID-19 situation basically brought under control.

This is part of the local authority’s move to ease restrictions on several activities.

Accordingly, some physical and sport activities with no more than 20 people in one place at the same time are allowed, but participants still have to comply with the 5K principle of “khau trang” (facemask), “khu khuan”’ (disinfection), “khoang cach” (keeping distance), “khong tu tap” (no gathering), and “khai bao y te” (health declaration).

Owners and staff of golf training centres and golf courses, as well as their visitors, also have to seriously adhere to COVID-19 prevention and control measures and be held responsible if virus transmission happens.

In its urgent dispatch sent on June 25, the People’s Committee also requested local departments, sectors, districts, and Noi Bai International Airport to maintain anti-coronavirus measures in the new context.

At a meeting on June 25, Deputy Director of the municipal Health Department Hoang Duc Hanh said Hanoi has stayed free of COVID-19 community transmission for 11 straight days.

Since April 27, when the fourth wave of infections began, 106 places across the city have been sealed off, with 98 places already seeing lockdown lifted. The eight remainders are in the districts of Dong Anh (five), Long Bien (two), and Soc Son (one).

Hanh said COVID-19 clusters in Hanoi have been brought under control, but high risks remain as the pandemic situation is still complicated in Ho Chi Minh City and some other localities./.