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Two Chinese flee quarantine center in southern Vietnamese province

Two Chinese flee quarantine center in southern Vietnamese province

Saturday, February 20, 2021, 11:31 GMT+7
Two Chinese flee quarantine center in southern Vietnamese province
Officers fence off a locked-down area in Binh Duong Province, Vietnam. Photo: Ba Son / Tuoi Tre

Authorities in Di An City in the southern province of Binh Duong are searching for two Chinese nationals, who escaped from a centralized quarantine center when they had yet to finish 14 days of mandatory quarantine.

The two Chinese had spent only nine out of the 14 days at the medical facility in Di An City, a representative of the city’s People’s Committee said on Friday.

Both their first COVID-19 test results returned negative for the novel coronavirus, while their second tests have been scheduled.

Di An City's authorities are determining the way the two Chinese nationals managed to exit the quarantine center before giving official information to the press.

Earlier this week, 13 cases of Chinese people making illegal entry into Vietnam via Binh Duong were detected in Di An City.

The local health services, in collaboration with the police force, sent the group of foreigners to the medical center of Di An City for centralized quarantine as per regulations.

All 13 of their first COVID-19 tests returned negative for the novel coronavirus, according to the provincial Center for Disease Control and the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City.

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