A quarantine area in the Mekong Delta province of Bến Tre Province. — VNA/VNS Photo
BẾN TRE — A man returning from South Korea has been found to have broken self-quarantine, travelling 80km from HCM City to the Mekong Delta province of Bến Tre, on Tuesday, according to Bến Tre Province’s Department of Health.
Director of the department Ngô Văn Tán said the man was asked to self-quarantine at his house in HCM City after flying back from South Korea, due to the risks of spreading the novel coronavirus.
However, he reportedly travelled to Phú Túc Commune, Châu Thành District in Bến Tre Province.
The department has immediately informed HCM City’s functional forces to escort the man to the city’s quarantine areas.
The department has checked all people the man was in contact with.
Currently, there are 14 cases of involuntary home quarantine and one case under the hospital’s quarantine in the province.
As many as 51 cases have successfully completed a two-week quarantine and returned home. — VNS