JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

‘Who dares fine me?’ says Vietnam man fined for not wearing face mask in public

‘Who dares fine me?’ says Vietnam man fined for not wearing face mask in public

Thursday, April 02, 2020, 15:33 GMT+7
‘Who dares fine me?’ says Vietnam man fined for not wearing face mask in public
L.V.K. is summoned to the police station in Nghe An Province, Vietnam, April 1, 2020. Photo: Anh Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A man from the north-central Vietnamese province of Nghe An has been fined after posting a photo of himself not wearing a face mask in public on Facebook, challenging authorities to penalize him for it.

L.V.K., a resident of Quynh Loc Commune, Hoang Mai Town, was summoned to the local police station for the violation on Wednesday, according to the commune’s People’s Committee.

K. had previously posted a photo of himself to Facebook, showing him riding a motorbike wearing neither a crash helmet nor a face mask.

In the comment section, his friends reminded him to wear a face mask as per new regulations amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic.

K.’s reply? “Who dares fine me?”

After being informed of the violation, police officers summoned the man and slapped him with a VND300,000 (US$12.7) fine.

Police in Vinh City and Que Phong District, located in Nghe An Province, also caught two other residents failing to wear face masks in public on the same day and imposed a VND200,000 ($8.4) fine upon each of them.

The novel coronavirus, which first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, has infected almost 937,000 people and killed more than 47,200 globally as of Thursday, according to Ministry of Health statistics.

Vietnam has announced 222 COVID-19 patients so far, with 64 having recovered.

The country has made it mandatory for all citizens to wear face masks whenever they are outdoors and warned that those found breaking this rule will be fined.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has announced a period of social distancing from April 1 to 15, which is believed to be crucial in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic in Vietnam.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news