Hanoi’s enclosed balconies and barricades – in photos | Vietnam

Hanoi’s Balconies and Barricades

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.

Hanoi’s Balconies and Barricades

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.

Hanoi’s Balconies and Barricades

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.

Hanoi’s Balconies and Barricades

The country has reported more than 500,000 infections and over 13,000 dead.

Hanoi’s Balconies and Barricades

Several cities and counties, including the southern business hub, Ho Chi Minh City, have been closed for months.

Hanoi’s Balconies and Barricades

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

Hanoi’s Balconies and Barricades

In some parts of In Hanoi, the barricades are set by volunteers in cobbled together.

Hanoi’s Balconies and Barricades

Now that exercising outside is banned, it’s not uncommon to see people linger for hours in their limited outside space.

Hanoi’s Balconies and Barricades

One resident said: “It is… good we set up barriers like this… it means our area is free of the virus.”

Hanoi’s Balconies and Barricades

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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