Hanoi to close Internet shops near schools

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Hanoi authorities have announced that, on August 25, they will shut down all Internet shops that fall within a 200 meter radius of schools.


The announcement comes as part of a nation-wide crack down on online gaming.


Nearly 100 shops will be affected by the decision, Pham Quoc Ban, director of Hanoi Department of Information and Communications, said at a meeting Friday.


The Hanoi's People's Committee issued an order, the same day, requiring Internet service providers and online game suppliers to cut services to public shops from 11 p.m. till 6 a.m.


Last month Ho Chi Minh City also submitted to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung asking him to tighten the screws on the gaming industry.

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