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Vietnamese man tests positive for drugs, COVID-19 after disrupting order at checkpoint

Vietnamese man tests positive for drugs, COVID-19 after disrupting order at checkpoint

Sunday, June 13, 2021, 11:54 GMT+7
Vietnamese man tests positive for drugs, COVID-19 after disrupting order at checkpoint
Nguyen Van Quy at the police station in Bac Ninh Province, Vietnam, June 10, 2021 in this supplied photo

A man tested positive for both the coronavirus and narcotics after disturbing public order and threatening officers at a coronavirus checkpoint in the northern Vietnamese province of Bac Ninh earlier this week.

Police in Bac Ninh City, the capital of the namesake province, confirmed on Saturday that they were completing necessary procedures to charge Nguyen Van Quy, 31, for causing public disorder.

At around 8:10 pm on Thursday, Quy was riding his motorbike when he was pulled over at a COVID-19 checkpoint in Kinh Bac Ward.

After being asked to present his personal documents, the man aggressively resisted, provoked, and threatened on-duty officers at the checkpoint.

He went on to insult the officers and block the roadway with his motorcycle.

Quy was later apprehended and escorted to the local police station.

A quick test showed that he was under the influence of narcotics.

Quy was then brought to the 110 Military Hospital, where he tested positive for COVID-19.

About 60 direct contacts, including the officers at the checkpoint, have been taken to local quarantine facilities in accordance with regulations.

Police records showed that Quy is a drug addict and was previously convicted of theft.

Bac Ninh Province is currently the second-largest coronavirus epicenter in the country with 1,323 local infections recorded since April 27.

Vietnam has documented 10,337 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday morning, with 3,827 recoveries and 58 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.

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