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The “international intersection”, a popular attraction for foreign backpackers, in Ta Hien street in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter is empty. Apart from bars and karaoke parlors, many food stalls and cafes are closed. Shops and cafes on Ta Hien street have been shut down since August 1.
On old streets in Hanoi, shops which are closed due to COVID-19 include travel companies, food stalls and spas.
Tour businesses on Ma May street have suspended operation due to a sharp decrease of customers.
Food stalls offer takeaway instead of serving food on site.
Gia Thinh hotel has announced its closure for the second time since August.
Souvenir shops, and travel companies on Luong Van Can street are closed.
A seller spends time surfing the internet on his mobile phone.
An array of silk shops on Hang Gai street are closed.
Shops see few customers despite attractive discounts.
Many shops close their doors due to a sharp fall in revenue.
A shop on Hang Bong street is now closed for lease.

Businesses in Hanoi’s Old Quarter shutdown due to COVID-19

(VOVWORLD) - Many shops in Hanoi which are struggling to recover from the COVID-19 epidemic have once again had to shut down since the epidemic reemerged in Vietnam after 99 days.

Bui Hang/ Le Chi (VOV5)