HCM City busy on first day of entering “new normal”

21:24 01/10/2021

Ho Chi Minh City began to move into the “new normal” from October 1, with eateries and some services reopening and locals resuming their normal routine to cause plenty of streets to become just as crowded as before the social distancing period.

Local people gather to purchase school stationery products for their children in front of a store in Thu Duc City.

Local people gather to purchase school stationery products for their children in front of a store in Thu Duc City.

Residents patiently wait their turn at a barber shop in Binh Thanh district.

Residents patiently wait their turn at a barber shop in Binh Thanh district.

Crowded scenes return to residential areas on the morning of October 1.

Crowded scenes return to residential areas on the morning of October 1.

A petrol station sees many people queuing up on Xo Viet Nghe Tinh street.

A petrol station sees many people queuing up on Xo Viet Nghe Tinh street.

Motorbike repair stores resume operation from October 1.

Motorbike repair stores resume operation from October 1.

Many local people bring their motorbikes for repairs after the long social distancing period.

Many local people bring their motorbikes for repairs after the long social distancing period.

Residents begin to flock back to the streets on October 1, resuming their daily routine.

Residents begin to flock back to the streets on October 1, resuming their daily routine.

A barber shop is packed with customers throughout the morning.

A barber shop is packed with customers throughout the morning.

Shippers can travel freely without permits in the inner city.

Shippers can travel freely without permits in the inner city.

A gold store is crowded on the first of easing COVID-19 restrictions in Ho Chi Minh City.

A gold store is crowded on the first of easing COVID-19 restrictions in Ho Chi Minh City.

Workers at food and beverage outlets start the process of cleaning up in preparation to welcome back customers.

Workers at food and beverage outlets start the process of cleaning up in preparation to welcome back customers.

The “new normal” state seems to have spread to every corner of Ho Chi Minh City.

The “new normal” state seems to have spread to every corner of Ho Chi Minh City.

Locals rush to offices in the morning, causing crowds on many streets throughout the southern metropolis.

Locals rush to offices in the morning, causing crowds on many streets throughout the southern metropolis.

Parks are permitted to reopen from October 1.

Parks are permitted to reopen from October 1.

Local people play sports together in Gia Dinh park.

Local people play sports together in Gia Dinh park.

Ho Chi Minh City eases social distancing measures and moves into a “new normal” state from September 30, although most activities are reopening in a cautious manner and following the “Safety First” slogan.

Ho Chi Minh City eases social distancing measures and moves into a “new normal” state from September 30, although most activities are reopening in a cautious manner and following the “Safety First” slogan.
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