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Hanoi starts social distancing at restaurants, cafes

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Hanoi has ordered all staff members of restaurants and cafes to wear masks, and strictly required that customers sit at least one meter apart from Aug. 19, VN Express has reported.

“…food and beverage places must arrange seats at least a meter from each other, partitions are encouraged. Staff must wear masks and take customers’ temperature,” said Ngo Van Quy, the Vice Chairman on the Monday meeting with the Covid-19 prevention committee.

As of today, the capital city has not implemented citywide social distancing. The local government strongly urges residents to refrain from going out as much as possible, especially beer pubs and similar crowded social venues.

Many people have not been following proper prevention measures, the report said.

On Aug. 17, a woman residing in Phu Thuong ward, Tay Ho District, tested positive to SARS-CoV-2. Currently, there are 10 recorded cases in Hanoi.

This Monday, out of the 77,000+ Danang returnees, 28,000 have received rapid testing in Hanoi, all of which were negative.

Vietnam’s death toll has risen to 25, with a total of 983 Covid-19 cases in total. There are currently 486 patients receiving treatment in local hospitals.

The pandemic has infected nearly 22 million people worldwide, with the United States having the most confirmed cases, with over 5 million.

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