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Hanoi streets crammed with new mobility requirements

Created 09 August 2021
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Covid-19 checkpoints across Hanoi adopted stricter measures in managing traffic flow during the extended social distancing order Monday morning, resulting in gridlocks.

Hanoi streets crammed with new mobility requirements

Hanoi streets crammed with new mobility requirements

Two Covid-19 checkpoints were erected on Nguyen Chi Thanh Street at around 7:15 a.m. to screen commuters.

Hanoi on Sunday issued a new ruling that requires commuters to furnish identity cards, work schedules and forms provided by their employers to validate travel.

Hanoi streets crammed with new mobility requirements

A police officer informs a man about Hanoi's most recent requirements for commuting.

Hanoi streets crammed with new mobility requirements

A person displays two employee cards to pass through a Covid-19 checkpoint.

Hanoi streets crammed with new mobility requirements

Stricter measures have led to increased traffic congestion on Nguyen Chi Thanh Street.

Hanoi streets crammed with new mobility requirements

A motorbike carrying vegetables fell over when its rider attempted a U-turn for not carrying the appropriate documents.

Hanoi streets crammed with new mobility requirements

On De La Thanh Street, a family was allowed to pass on their way to hospital despite not bearing the necessary documentation.

Hanoi streets crammed with new mobility requirements

At a Covid-19 checkpoint in Ba Dinh District, a man was fined VND1 million ($43.47) for taking his wife to work, with only the latter holding the required letters of approval.

Hanoi streets crammed with new mobility requirements

Hanoi has recorded around 50-70 new Covid-19 cases a day for the past two weeks, with the number exceeding 100 on some days. Due to rising infection numbers, the capital has extended its two-week social distancing starting on July 24 until Aug. 23.

 

Source: VNE

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