Nha Trang City is quiet after social distancing was applied in Khanh Hoa Province due to a new Covid-19 case. Only a few vehicles ran on the streets and the beach was empty as restaurants, shops and hotels closed on August 9. Khanh Hoa Province authorities have issued official documents banning crowds along the coastline. Starting from July 31, the city Urban Management Office had stopped granting permission to new public events at the beach. Popular tourist sites like Ponagar Tower and Soi Island had started receiving fewer visitors even before the new case was found. When the first wave was put under control, many firms offered discount and promotion packages to attract customers. Sometimes, the occupancy rate could reach 60-70%. Nguyen Tuan Dung, deputy head of the province Cultural Heritage Management Centre, said before the second wave, 100,000 people visited Ponagar Tower in July alone. During the weekends, the tower received 4,000 visitors. Some 154,000 visitors came to Khanh … [Read more...] about Nha Trang nearly deserted after new Covid-19 patient
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