Parks, relic sites, and worship places across the capital have been closed in response to appeals by local authorities as Hanoi seeks to curb the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Relevant forces can be seen in many parks in order to remind people of the order and COVID-19 rules.
All of the entrances to Bach Thao (Botanical Garden) park remain locked.
Notices are put up at the gate, announcing the reason behind the closure of the site.
Some local people are forced to return home after seeing the notice.
Thong Nhat (Reunification) Park is also shut down as part of the fight against COVID-19.
Notices detailing the Health Ministry’s 5K message in Vietnamese of Khau trang (facemask), Khu khuan (disinfection), Khoang cach (distance), Khong tu tap (no gatherings), and Khai bao y te (health declaration) are put up. In addition, they give information about the strong punishments that can be handed out to law-breakers.
Local authorities temporarily close relic sites and worship places from 5 p.m. on May 3. In the photo, the Temple of Literature unveils an announcement, saying it will not receive visitors as a way of preventing the spread of the virus until further notice.
This marks the fourth time relic sites and worship places in the capital have been locked in order to combat COVID-19.
Quan Su pagoda also closes until further notice.
Barriers are erected around the entrance to Tran Quoc pagoda in order to stop people from visiting the site amid COVID-19 fears.
Hoa Lo Prison also closes to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.