But as non-essential services are still closed to prevent COVID-19, some bars and pubs have been turned into mini-marts selling fruits and vegetables.

 

Residents living in the neighbourhood approve of the change, and local authorities appreciate such effort to remain in business amid the pandemic.

Source: Vietnam News/VNA

Night businesses on Bui Vien Street suffer heavy losses

Night businesses on Bui Vien Street suffer heavy losses

Business owners on Bui Vien pedestrian street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City are suffering from a lack of customers due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bui Vien walking street remains deserted after re-opening

Bui Vien walking street remains deserted after re-opening

The majority of bars located on the popular Bui Vien walking street in Ho Chi Minh City have stayed close, despite the lifting of the social distancing order, leaving the usually bustling backpacker street quiet.