With Covid under control, Da Nang reopens public beaches, hotels
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People swim at a beach in Da Nang City, July 10, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong
Da Nang authorities have reopened public beaches though with some restrictions and allowed restaurants and hotels to open on Thursday.
Swimming is only allowed from 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. to limit the risk of infection.
People must wear masks, only swim in permitted areas and keep a distance of one meter from each other. No gatherings are allowed.
The popular tourist city of 1.1 million people has a coastline of 30 km, which includes many of Vietnam's most beautiful beaches like My Khe, Non Nuoc and Nam O.
Religious sites have also reopened though they cannot allow more than 30 people to enter at a time.
Indoor and outdoor sports have resumed but again crowds of over 20 are prohibited.
Hotels, resorts and other accommodation facilities can rent out no more than 30 percent of their rooms and only to guests who have got two shots of a Covid-19 vaccine or contracted and recovered from the disease.
Barber shops can reopen if all employees have got at least one dose of a vaccine at least 14 days prior. They can only serve three customers at a time.
Public transportation can resume at 50 percent capacity.
But amusement complexes, karaoke parlors, bars, night clubs, movie theaters, casinos, cultural festivals, sports tournaments, night markets, and pedestrian streets have yet to get the green light.
In the current wave of Covid, Da Nang had over 4,900 cases but has managed to contain the outbreak and now gone several days with only a few new infections.