Men walk more than 60km to avoid COVID-19 checkpoint

August 11, 2020 - 08:43


Six fishermen walk along the 100km-long coastal road to avoid COVID-19 check stations. — Photo

ĐÀ NẴNG — They say there's no place like home, but some people may be too much into home comforts for their own good.

To return home, six fishermen decided to walk more than 60km along a coastal road from Đà Nẵng City to Thừa Thiên-Huế Province's Phú Lộc District to avoid COVID-19 pandemic checkpoint stations.

Local border guards discovered the fishermen on the evening of August 3 at Lăng Cô Township and brought them to a quarantine a day later, the Thừa Thiên-Huế Province Border Guard Command reported.

The six fishermen live in Lộc Điền Commune, Phú Lộc District. They left their hometown to work as crew for a fishing boat in Đà Nẵng.

Because of storms, fishing boats could not go to sea, so the fishermen decided to return home.

However, amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Đà Nẵng, authorities in Thừa Thiên-Huế set up checkpoints to prevent people from pandemic-hit areas entering the locality without reporting their health status. VNS