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Hanoi reopens tourist sites
  • | | March 10, 2021 11:37 AM
Hanoi authorities announced that they would open several tourist sites as the virus outbreak has been gradually under control.


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On March 8, the Vice-chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Chu Xuan Dung said the city authorities agreed with Hoan Kiem District authorities' proposal to reopen the pedestrian roads around Hoan Kiem Lake from March 12 as long as preventive measures are implemented.

Also at the meeting, the Vice-chairman of My Duc District Dang Van Canh said they planned to reopen Huong Pagoda for tourists from March 13. They have prepared quarantine rooms and medical declaration forms for visitors. They also asked related parties to reduce the number of boats to better control the number of visitors to the pagoda.

According to Dung, there are still many risks like illegal border crossers, imported cases, returnees from the outbreak areas and the on-going outbreak in Hai Duong. Medical facilities, local authorities, and the public must follow all preventive measures and continue raising public awareness. The police must be on alert about illegal border crossings.

Dung said the city authorities already agreed to let tourist sites reopen from March 8. Depending on the situation and local authorities should have a suitable plan and time frame.

If Huong Pagoda is reopened on the first day of the lunar February or March 13, it may be too crowded. "If everything is prepared and ready, Huong Pagoda can be reopened sooner," Dung said.

The Temple of Literature has been reopened on March 8. The temple was disinfected and the group of visitors must have less than 30 people. Tay Ho Temple has also been reopened for a few visitors.

All religious facilities were asked to close temporarily for Covid-19 prevention on February 16. Restaurants and eateries were reopened on March 2 but cafes, bars and karaoke are still closed until further notice.

As of March 8, Hanoi has not had any new cases in 21 days. The city authorities have made plans to test 4,000 cases who are workers at industrial zones and passengers at bus and railway stations.

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