First day of face masks being compulsory comes into force in Hanoi
Following the passing of recent legislation, all Vietnamese citizens and foreigners are now required to wear face masks when in public as of March 16, with the majority of people around the capital following the new rules.
With the new regulations being introduced as of March 16, it has become compulsory for both residents and tourists to don face masks in public. Despite this, a number of people continue to choose not to wear protective masks.
These measures have been imposed in a bid to control the further spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the wider community, although many foreigners around the capital are not aware of the new requirements.
Foreign tourists stroll around the streets of Hanoi with no face masks.
A number of Vietnamese people can also be spotted disobeying the new regulations.
Several traders, many of whom come into frequent contact with foreigners due to their work, aren’t aware of the new regulations on wearing face masks.
Authorities in Hanoi have been working hard to publicise reminders to both residents and tourists of the requirement to wear face masks in public, along with the need to wash their hands thoroughly in the fight against the epidemic.
Foreigners have their body temperature checked in a shopping centre.
Huong, a shop owner, says that due to her frequent contact with foreigners she must wear a face mask and gloves.
A notice reminds visitors that they should wear face masks to protect both themselves and the community.
The drive to publicise the changes has helped many foreigners who are touring Hanoi to become aware of the need to wear protective masks.
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A notice by the People’s Committee of Ba Dinh district regarding the closure of relic sites
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