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Vietnamese man fined $873 for escaping from quarantine camp

Vietnamese man fined $873 for escaping from quarantine camp

Tuesday, February 09, 2021, 11:05 GMT+7
Vietnamese man fined $873 for escaping from quarantine camp
The quarantine facility at Hai Duong University in Hai Duong Province, Vietnam. Photo: Duc Tuy / Tuoi Tre

Authorities in the northern Vietnamese province of Hai Duong have imposed a VND20 million (US$873) fine upon a man for escaping from a local quarantine camp.

Dam Van Hop, 44, has been slapped with the penalty in accordance with regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control, Tran Ho Dang, chairman of the People’s Committee in Hai Duong City, capital of the namesake province, confirmed on Monday.

Hop is a direct contact of a COVID-19 patient and was quarantined at Hai Duong University.

However, competent authorities discovered on the morning of February 5 that the man had run away from the facility.

Hop was later tracked down and sent back to the quarantine camp.

In relevant news, a married couple in Hai Duong City was fined a combined VND20 million on Sunday for failing to fill in health declarations after coming into direct contact with a COVID-19 patient.

On the same day, police in Chi Linh City, Hai Duong Province, booked a 63-year-old man for failure to wear a face mask in public and disturbance of public order.

Vietnam has documented 2,053 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday morning, with 1,472 recoveries and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.

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