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Vietnamese female delivery worker arrested after attacking COVID-19 checkpoint staff

Vietnamese female delivery worker arrested after attacking COVID-19 checkpoint staff

Thursday, June 24, 2021, 11:58 GMT+7
Vietnamese female delivery worker arrested after attacking COVID-19 checkpoint staff
This collage supplied by Bac Giang Province police shows Nguyen Thi Thom being booked for opposing officers on duty.

Police in the northern Vietnamese province of Bac Giang said on Wednesday that they have temporarily detained a female delivery worker for attacking functional forces stationed at a COVID-19 checkpoint with a brick this week.

Nguyen Thi Thom, 33, from the province’s Bac Giang City, was seeking permission to pass the COVID-19 roadblock in Tinh Loc Village in Viet Yen District’s Nghia Trung Commune in order to deliver four cartons of milk to a customer living in neighboring Minh Duc Commune at around 1:00 pm on Tuesday.

After checking her shipment, functional forces decided not to allow Thom to travel through the checkpoint as she failed to meet regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control.

After causing a scene, Thom grabbed a nearby brick and began beating the officers at the checkpoint with it. She was soon brought under control. 

Functional forces at the checkpoint made a record of Thom’s behavior before police in Viet Yen temporarily took her into custody to investigate her violations.

Vietnam had documented 13,989 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday morning, with 5,684 recoveries and 70 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.

The country has recorded 10,694 local infections in 45 provinces and cities since a new outbreak began on April 27.

Bac Giang Province, with 5,502 confirmed COVID-10 cases, has been the hardest hit of any Vietnamese locale during this current wave.

The province’s Viet Yen District is currently following strict social distancing measures under the prime minister’s Directive No. 16.

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