Trần Duy Hưng Street, one of the capital's worst traffic hotspots, is seen near deserted during peak hours on Wednesday morning. — VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hùng
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam on Wednesday entered the first day of a 15-day nationwide social distancing campaign to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The country's strongest response to the outbreak so far has left localities in a state of unprecedented peace.
Hà Nội, where the most complicated outbreak at Bạch Mai Hospital is located, has taken strict measures to prevent further community transmission.
As of Wednesday morning, Việt Nam had reported 212 infections. One of the five latest cases is a worker at Trường Sinh Company which provides catering services for Bạch Mai Hospital, and a female cook in Long Biên District who was in contact with the 163rd patient. — VNS
Residents do exercise around Hoàn Kiếm Lake on Wednesday morning. All of them wear face masks and stay two metres away from each other. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết
All the city's bus stations including Nước Ngầm (in photo) have been shut down for 15 days. Public transportation, taxi and ride-hailing services have also been suspended. — VNA/VNS Photo Danh Lam
A woman buys pork at Vĩnh Tuy Market. Wet markets, supermarkets and convenience stores are allowed to remain open to ensure food supplies. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tùng A
A vendor prepares to flee from law enforcement forces. For 15 days, vendors are banned from selling on the streets and asked to stay home. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết
A man walks pass a poster that says "Together we fight COVID-19" in Hà Nội on Wednesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hùng