Many streets in Hanoi have become quiet after the city’s authorities requested the temporary closure of all business and entertaiment services till April 5 to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

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Hanoi authorities have put in place drastic measures to fight the COVID-19 epidemic, including the recent order to temporarily halt the operation of local businesses. The streets have quickly become deserted after the order came into effect. 

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The bustling Hang Bong and Hang Manh streets have now become quiet all day long. 

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The COVID-19 epidemic has forced many businesspeople to temporarily shut their outlets on Hang Gai Street.

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Only a few vehicles passing by on Hang Ngang Street.

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The scene in front of O Quan Chuong gate on Hang Chieu Street

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The similar situation can be seen on Hang Ma Street or ….

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on Hang Buom Street

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The tranquility of Old Quarter streets can only be observed during the Lunar New Year holiday

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Very few people passing by the corner of Nguyen Huu Huan Street…

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…or Ngo Quyen Street 

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… and Hang Bai Street

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Ho Guom (Sword Lake), one of Hanoi’s tourist attractions, becomes quiet

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Many residents are aware of wearing face masks while going jogging around the lake.

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Not only local residents, but foreigners are also aware of putting on face masks in public places to protect themselves from the virus

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