The administration of Hanoi has decided to reopen all cinemas throughout the capital city, starting on February 10, after months of closure due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The city also allowed other entertainment centres and art venues to reopen the door to visitors from the above mentioned date.
The municipal leadership requested that the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Culture work closely alongside the municipal Department of Health and localities to direct cinemas, entertainment centres and art venues to strictly follow COVID-19 recommendations.
According to the Ministry of Health, cinema-goers are required to fully receive at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccines and strictly abide by COVID-19 guidelines, including donning face masks, washing hands with sanitizer and keeping a safe distance.
All cinemas are also required to develop scenarios to deal with an outbreak just in case the virus is found.
Managers of major cinema complexes in Hanoi such as CGV and Lotte Cinema said they are ready for the reopening day.
Hanoi allows re-opening of Huong Pagoda on February 16
The Huong Pagoda and spiritual sites in the special national relic site – Huong Son complex in My Duc district, Hanoi, will officially welcome back visitors from the 16th day of the first lunar month, which falls on February 16 this year.
Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Chu Xuan Dung assigned the municipal Department of Culture and Sports to coordinate with the Department of Health in building guidance for COVID-19 prevention and control in the locality.
According to secretary of the district’s Party Committee Nguyen Ngoc Viet, the annual spring festival at the complex was temporarily suspended during the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in line with directions from the city administration.
As the pandemic has been put under control in the city including My Duc district, the district authorities have worked with the municipal government and received approval for the re-opening of the special relic site.