Hanoi coach stations fall quiet ahead of New Year

19:13 29/12/2021

With only a few days to go before the New Year holiday, several major coach stations throughout the capital have been left unusually quiet due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Previous years typically sees coach stations in Hanoi packed with thousands of passengers from the early morning until the late afternoon, although this year scenes are in stark contrast to other years.

Previous years typically sees coach stations in Hanoi packed with thousands of passengers from the early morning until the late afternoon, although this year scenes are in stark contrast to other years.

Only a few passengers can be seen at My Dinh coach station on the afternoon of December 27, four days ahead of the New Year holiday.

Only a few passengers can be seen at My Dinh coach station on the afternoon of December 27, four days ahead of the New Year holiday.

A passenger notes that the recent COVID-19 outbreaks have forced many people to change their plans for the New Year holiday, with many preferring to remain at home instead in order to ensure their safety, as opposed to returning to their hometown or travelling.

A passenger notes that the recent COVID-19 outbreaks have forced many people to change their plans for the New Year holiday, with many preferring to remain at home instead in order to ensure their safety, as opposed to returning to their hometown or travelling.

A similarly quiet scene is recorded at Giap Bat coach station on the afternoon of December 27.

A similarly quiet scene is recorded at Giap Bat coach station on the afternoon of December 27.

Locals follow COVID-19 prevention and control measures at coach stations.

Locals follow COVID-19 prevention and control measures at coach stations.

All passengers conduct healthcare declarations and follow the Health Ministry’s 5K message.

All passengers conduct healthcare declarations and follow the Health Ministry’s 5K message.

Scanning QR codes as part of the healthcare declaration is now a necessary part of travelling.

Scanning QR codes as part of the healthcare declaration is now a necessary part of travelling.

Each person’s QR code includes information about their vaccination and COVID-19 test results.

Each person’s QR code includes information about their vaccination and COVID-19 test results.

The number of buses in daily operation is currently at only 20% compared to previous years.

The number of buses in daily operation is currently at only 20% compared to previous years.

A bus only has one or two passengers onboard.

A bus only has one or two passengers onboard.

The number of COVID-19 infections in Hanoi has now reached roughly 2,000 per day, causing plenty of worries for local people who want to visit their relatives in their hometowns. Along with students still studying online, there are only a few passengers at coach stations now.

The number of COVID-19 infections in Hanoi has now reached roughly 2,000 per day, causing plenty of worries for local people who want to visit their relatives in their hometowns. Along with students still studying online, there are only a few passengers at coach stations now.

VOV/Photos: VTC