The Hanoi administration has decided to reopen all cinemas across the capital from February 10, after months of closure due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The city also allowed other entertainment centers and art venues to reopen to visitors from the above date.
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The municipal leadership requested that the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Culture of Hanoi work closely with the Municipal Ministry of Health and places to run cinemas, entertainment centers and arts venues to strictly follow the COVID-19 recommendations.
According to the Ministry of Health, moviegoers are required to receive at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccines in full and to adhere strictly to COVID-19 guidelines, including putting on face masks, washing hands with disinfectant, and keep a safe distance.
All movie theaters are also required to develop scenarios to deal with an outbreak in case the virus is found.
Managers of major cinema complexes in Hanoi such as CGV and Lotte Cinema said they were ready for the reopening day.
Hanoi allows reopening 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 visitors from the 16th day of the first lunar month, which falls on February 16 this year.
Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hanoi Chu Xuan Dung has instructed the Municipal Ministry of Culture and Sports to coordinate with the Ministry of Health in drawing up guidelines for the prevention and control of COVID-19 in its place.
According to the district party committee secretary, Nguyen Ngoc Viet, the annual spring festival at the complex was temporarily suspended during the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with instructions from the city council.
As the pandemic in the city, including My Duc district, is under control, the district authorities have cooperated with the municipal government and secured approval for the reopening of the special relic site.