Hanoi is setting about advising people to stay home, though has still not introduced a formal lockdown, VN Express has reported.
Chu Ngoc Anh, chairman of Hanoi Municipal People’s Committee, signed multiple directives on Covid-19 prevention and control on Feb. 4, the report said.
People going out must wear masks, avoid gathering in public places, ensure the minimum space of one meter apart when interacting with others, and wash hands regularly. The city has also decided to stop festivals, religious activities, sporting events, and other public gathering events.
In terms of catering businesses, people must comply with two-meter social distancing, and avoid using the same cutlery as others. Takeaway is recommended.
In terms of transportation, passengers and drivers have to wear masks, conduct medical declarations, keep a list of passengers’ information and keep distance among each other.
In terms of office working, the city has ordered companies to avoid holding unnecessary meetings and parties, and encouraged online meeting to keep up with work.
Local authorities must resolve the problem of street vendors encroaching sidewalks and gathering, and at the same time inspecting and punishing those who do not obey the directives on Covid-19.