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District official suspended from work

Update: April, 13/2020 - 08:19


Lưu Văn Thanh, vice chairman of Hớn Quản District in Bình Phước Province, is seen not  wear face mask in the photo extracted from the video clip.

BÌNH PHƯỚC — Bình Phước Province Party Committee has decided to temporarily suspend Hớn Quản District’s vice chairman Lưu Văn Thanh for failing to comply with a request to take a body temperature check, said Nguyễn Văn Lợi, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee.

The suspension took effect on Friday (April 10), Lợi said.

Thanh appeared in a video clip going viral on Sunday on social media.

In the four-minute clip which recorded at about 7am on April 3 at a quarantine checkpoint in Bình Long Town, Thanh didn’t wear a face mask and argued with officers at the checkpoint. He slapped his hands many times on the table and cursed at them.

He confirmed he was in the clip to the Vietnam News Agency. He said he was unable to control his anger and had since admitted his wrongdoings.

However, Thanh claimed the short clip doesn't reflect the nature of the whole incident.

"I was displeased because my car was stopped while others weren't. I think that all vehicles should be checked to ensure the effectiveness of the quarantine,” he said.

Thanh also said that at first, a traffic police officer allowed him to continue his journey but another officer knocked on the door and asked him to get out of the car to have his body temperature checked, adding that he felt annoyed by the man's attitude. — VNS

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