Hanoi allows resumption of some services from September 21

Hanoi’s authorities have allowed the reopening of some services in the city from 6am on September 21.

Stores providing essential goods and services are allowed to open, along with traditional markets, shopping centres, stores for stationery, textbooks, and other learning equipment, mechanics, electronics, and home appliances and in-door hairdressing salons.

Restaurants and food and drink establishments are permitted to reopen for delivery only and must close before 9pm every day.

Motorbike delivery services, including those using ride-hailing apps will continue to operate from 9am to 10pm but shippers must be vaccinated with at least one dose, make daily health declarations and strictly observe COVID-19 prevention and control regulations.

The social distancing is loosened but the city continues to keep 22 checkpoints at the city’s gateways and 33 other checkpoints at the entrances to other localities to control people leaving and entering the city, especially from high-risk areas.

The city also proposed the Ministry of Transport continue suspending all domestic commercial flights arriving at Noi Bai International Airport as well as railway services transporting passengers to Hanoi.

Sport, cultural and entertainment activities at public areas and business establishments and religious gatherings and celebrations are still banned./.