A coffee shop on Thai Thinh street in Dong Da district of Hanoi erects a transparent shield to protect customers, in addition to arranging seats at least one metre apart from each other.
Whilst the price of the shields is not much, they still provide safety for customers while adhering to relevant regulations set out by the Hanoi administration on COVID-19 prevention and control, according to a local coffee shop owner.
The layout of many cafes is now different. Here, at a coffee shop located on Trieu Viet Vuong street in Hai Ba Trung district, tables are separated and placed far apart to ensure the safety of customers.
Due to a lack of space, many coffee shop are forced to operate at a capacity of only 50%.
Phuc Long bubble tea on Tran Dai Nghia street in Hai Ba Trung district utilises a pulley system in order to provide a take-away service in a safe manner.
Buyers are able to place their cash into a box, with sellers then receiving the money and transferring the goods using a pulley installed across the counter.
Installing the pulley system costs approximately VND1 million and helps to reduce contact between staff and customers