All traditional festivals within Ha Noi have been postponed until at least 26th February in an attempt to prevent the further spread of Covid-19 within Vietnam. festivals affected include the world famous Huong Pagoda Festival.
The latest outbreak was first detected on 28th January with cases detected in Quang Ninh and Hai Duong provinces. The outbreak was centred on two high-risk locations, a factory and airport which led to cases being identified in 13 other cities and provinces including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Quang Ninh province have now started to offer on demand covid tests to enable people to start to move more freely again now that the Tet holidays have ended.
Vietnam has so far recorded 2,329 cases of Covid-19 with a large proportion, more than 800, linked to the latest outbreak. There were initial fears that the outbreak could lead to as many 30,000 new cases. The country has so far recorded 35 deaths.
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