Takeaway food service  in Hanoi (Source: qdnd.vn)

According, Hanoi’s authorities have allowed the reopening of some services in the city.

Stores providing essential goods and services are allowed to open, along with traditional markets, shopping centres, stores for stationery, textbooks, and other learning equipment, mechanics, electronics, and home appliances and in-door hairdressing salons.

Restaurants and food and drink establishments are permitted to reopen for delivery only and must close before 9pm every day.

Motorbike delivery services, including those using ride-hailing apps will continue to operate from 9am to 10pm but shippers must be vaccinated with at least one dose, make daily health declarations and strictly observe COVID-19 prevention and control regulations.

Under the new measures, agencies and offices of Hanoi and the central Government based in the capital city, companies, enterprises and corporations must develop arrangements to ensure half of their staff work online and half work at office.

Meetings and events are allowed with the number of participants not exceeding 20 within one room.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Chu Xuan Dung said the top priority now is ensuring people’s health and the capital’s safety. Hanoi will intensify IT application in monitoring people’s travelling, he added.

As of September 18, 6,432,921 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were injected in the city. The number of first doses administered amounted to 5,671,487, accounting for 94.2 percent of the local people aged from 18 years old and 68.33 percent of the capital’s population. The figures for the second doses were 786,095, representing 12 percent and 9.2 percent, respectively./.