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Following the Ministry of Health recent warnings about the danger of the virus transmission, several commercial centres around Hanoi have become deserted.

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A commercial centre on Ba Trieu street is eerily quiet and is vastly different to a normal working day.

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With revenue plummeting due to a lack of customers, businesses have been forced to either cut staff numbers or alternatively close their shops.

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Very few people pay a visit to a commercial centre on Trang Tien street.

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Several shop owners say they’ve never been faced with such a serious situation before.

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In contrast to the buildup to the traditional Lunar New Year, fashion outlets are all but deserted.

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The outbreak of the novel coronavirus also leaves a commercial centre in Hai Ba Trung district deserted.

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Customers are all aware of wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

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Some of the shop owners complain about a sharp decline in revenue.

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The majority of eateries have no customers.

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Movie theatres have been temporarily shut down due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

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The parking lot of a shopping hub is completely empty.

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