Da Nang reopens beaches, hotels as COVID-19 After Controlling Covid-19
Swimming is only allowed from 4:30 am to 6:30 pm at designated areas and residents are asked to keep a safe distance of at least one meter from each other.
Hotels and other accommodation facilities can only rent out no more than 30 percent of their rooms or up to 50 percent if all the guests are fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within six months.
The central city also allows outdoor physical and sport activities but a gathering of over 20 persons are prohibited, as well as meetings and training courses with no more than 20 participants in a room.
Other services such as amusement complexes, karaoke parlors, bars, night clubs, movie theaters, casinos, cultural festivals, sports tournaments, night markets, and pedestrian streets have yet to reopen.
All public agencies, organizations and businesses are requested to design operation plans that are pandemic adaptive and to install equipment to get visitors to scan
Guidance on welcoming arrivals in Da Nang from other localities nationwide
The Da Nang People’s Committee has recently issued Official Letter No. 6603/HD-UBND guiding citizens from other localities to enter Da Nang on the basis of compliance with a number of COVID-19 prevention and control measures from September 30.
2 new species of animals in Viet Nam’s red list of threatened species found in Da Nang
Da Nang’s Son Tra Nature Reserve is now home to 515 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects. Meanwhile, a combined total of 442 the aforementioned species have been found at the Ba Na-Nui Chua Nature Reserve, and 205 species at the Nam Hai Van landscape protection area.
Most notably, 2 new species of animals, listed in Viet Nam’s red list of threatened species, have been recently found in the nature reserves of Son Tra and Ba Na – Nui Chua in the city.
Since 2015, forest protection staff in the city have made 93 records of administrative violations related to wildlife law enforcement and management.
The information was released by the Da Nang Forest Protection Department at a Thursday webinar on combating wildlife trafficking and the illegal consumption of wild animals and wildlife products.
The one-day event was hosted by the municipal Department of Natural Sources and the Environment, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Viet Nam, and the Vietnam Green Water Biodiversity Conservation Center (Green Viet).
Also at the event, the organizers launched an online photo exhibition entitled “Voices for Diversity” at https://baovedongvathoangda.org/. The event, running from September 30 – October 8, features close to 100 impressive wildlife photos and videos.
Da Nang’s museums ready to welcome visitors back
After the ‘stay-at-home’ order applied to Da Nang’s population has been lifted, many museums citywide have resumed their operations. Aside from tackling a huge backlog of work, museum staff have been busy cleaning artifacts and rearranging display spaces inside the museums in preparation for their further reopening as the COVID-19 pandemic has been brought under control in the city.
Artist Truong Nguyen Nguyen Kha, Head of the Professions Office at the Da Nang-based Fine Arts Museum, remarked that 4 security guards were assigned to stay at the museum for working under ‘3-on- the-spot’ (on-site production, on-site dining, on-site resting) approach during the social distancing period.
Meanwhile, work-at-home staff were responsible for using popular social networks to organize online exhibitions and virtual tours in an effort to help their audience access remotely these events during their closings.
“So far, all museum staff have returned to work. They have been focusing on checking the status of artifacts at storage warehouses and rearranging display spaces inside the museum in preparation for their further reopening” said Mr Kha.
From now until late 2021, the museum plans to host an exhibition entitled “Images of women in arts works by the late artist Le Cong Thanh” in the build up to the 91st founding anniversary of the Vietnam Women’s Union (October 20, 1930-2021), along with a gallery dedicated to a collection of comic paintings created by painter Vinh Khoa on the occasion of the Viet Nam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23).