Trade centers and playgrounds abandoned over weekend

11:56 | 10/02/2020
People avoided trade centres, cinemas, and playgrounds even during the weekend due to worries about the novel coronavirus.
trade centers and playgrounds abandoned over weekend

Lotte Center Hanoi, one of the leading trade centres in Hanoi, was wrapped in eerie silence on Sunday, with no visitors, while it was full to bursting with customers looking for shopping, eating out, and entertainment

trade centers and playgrounds abandoned over weekend
Before the coronavirus outbreak, trade centres were favourite popular for shopping and eating out
trade centers and playgrounds abandoned over weekend
"The entire building has been deserted for a few days now due to the coronavirus epidemic and the rainy and cold weather," said a staff member
trade centers and playgrounds abandoned over weekend
The indoor playground, which is usually the favourite place for babies and children every weekend, was also empty
trade centers and playgrounds abandoned over weekend
The trade centre was very different from the previous weekends
trade centers and playgrounds abandoned over weekend

AEON Mall, the largest trade centre in Long Bien district, which usually draws in visitors from all accross Hanoi and surrounding locations like Hung Yen, Hai Duong, Bac Ninh, was also empty during the weekend because of the epidemic

trade centers and playgrounds abandoned over weekend

At CGV cinema at Vincom Ba Trieu, only one ticket booth was opened, while all ticket booths and the food counters were overloaded every weekend before

trade centers and playgrounds abandoned over weekend
Almost at lunchtime on Sunday, there was no-one at the restaurants in Lotte Centre Hanoi
trade centers and playgrounds abandoned over weekend
A manager said that if they cannot get more patrons in the next weeks, he will have to let some employees go to cut costs

By Nguyen Huong

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