Border soldiers inspect prevention work at Mộc Bài International Border Gate in Tây Ninh Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Đức Hoảnh
HÀ NỘI — Tây Ninh Province's health department is searching for a man who fled a coronavirus quarantine centre without being tested for SARS-CoV-2 on Sunday.
In an urgent notice, the department informed that Nguyễn Thành Nam, a 28-year-old resident in Bồng Mạc Village, Liên Mạc Commune in Hà Nội's Mê Linh District, escaped from Thành Long Secondary School – the quarantine centre in Thành long Commune in Châu Thành District – at 4pm on Sunday.
The department has urged the People's Committees of districts, towns and cities of Tây Ninh Province to inspect hotels and motels to help find the man.
It has asked the provincial Department of Transport to provide the man's details to transport companies and direct them to report to police if they have any information on him.
The department has contacted the Department of Health in Hà Nội to notify Nam’s locality to put him back into quarantine if he returns to the city.
Nam reportedly entered Việt Nam from Cambodia through Mộc Bài International Border Gate in Tây Ninh Province at 8pm on March 20.
He was then brought to a concentrated quarantine centre in Thành Long Commune, Châu Thành District.
Also on Sunday, another man was caught while attempting to flee a quarantine centre in Lợi Thuận Commune, Bến Cầu District in the province.
Lê Văn Vũ, a 29-year-old resident in Trung Bình Commune, Trần Đề District in southern Sóc Trăng Province, was trying to take a bus to HCM City.
Vũ was taken back to the quarantine centre on the afternoon of the same day.
Also on the same day, the inspectors of the provincial Department of Health fined a man in HCM City VNĐ3.5 million (US$149) for refusing to quarantine as required.
Phan Văn Tiến, a 47-year-old man in District 9, reportedly failed to implement quarantine procedures as required by the provincial Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. — VNS