Hoi An ancient quarters suspend serving visitors due to COVID-19 hinh anh 1A Hoi An street (Source: VNA)

Quang Nam (VNA) – Hoi An city, a world heritage site, in the central province of Quang Nam will stop selling tickets for tours of its ancient and pedestrian streets starting from March 12 in an effort to prevent the SARS-CoV-2 from spreading.

On March 10, Hoi An recorded the first infection case, a 58-year-old man from the UK on Flight VN0054 together with a number of other passengers who have tested positive for the virus.

Truong Thi Ngoc Cam, director of Hoi An city’s Culture-Sports and Information-Television Centre, said that the suspension will last until the end of March 31 and the city will make thorough preparations to welcome visitors again.

Based on the disease developments, the locality will announce the reopening of tourism activities to ensure safety for locals and tourists, Cam stated, adding that earlier Hoi An city temporarily stopped welcoming visitors to Cu Lao Cham isle, Bay May coconut forest, Thanh Ha ceremics village, and Tra Que vegetable village.

On March 11, two French tourists, who were on board the same flight with another infection case, got concentrated quarantine in the locality. The two had just visited Hoi An after leaving Da Lat resort city in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong./.