Eight million people living in the Vietnamese capital is under strict home order since the end of July, allowed out nothing but for traveling for food of receive hospital visits.
With daily Covid case numbers die refuse to admit, restrictions on movement have become even tighter. The city is divided in small segments, with movement between each extremely difficult.
Vietnam, widely acclaimed last year for its treatment of the pandemic, has been bad hit due to coronavirus since a fourth wave started in April.
The country has reported more than 500,000 infections and over 13,000 dead.
Several cities and counties, including the southern business hub, Ho Chi Minh City, have been closed for months.
Although Hanoi’s case numbers remain relatively stable – with the city recording between 50 and 100 cases every day – there is a huge fear over the escalating crisis in Ho Chi Minh City
In some parts of In Hanoi, the barricades are set by volunteers in cobbled together.
Now that exercising outside is banned, it’s not uncommon to see people linger for hours in their limited outside space.
One resident said: “It is… good we set up barriers like this… it means our area is free of the virus.”
Although the lockdown is starting to ease in some parts of the city, most residents have to stay home for at least two more weeks if the national death toll of Covid remains climb.
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