|Trinh and Thanh at the court hearing. — VNA/VNS Photo|
ĐẮK NÔNG — Two men in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Nông on Wednesday were charged with resisting officials on COVID-19 prevention and control duty.
Nguyễn Công Trinh, 37 years old, and Kiều Văn Thanh, 50, living in Gia Nghĩa City, were jailed for nine months and one year, respectively.
According to the indictment of the city People’s Procuracy, at 9pm on April 9, a number of people were found in a coffee shop owned by Trinh’s wife. The patrons were not wearing face masks in spite of the Government’s social distancing orders.
A police officer from Nghĩa Thành Ward wrote a report and asked Trinh’s wife to sign it so an administrative fine could be issued.
The two offenders, Trinh and Thanh, opposed the official on duty by snatching the paper from his hand and punching him in the face.
At the court hearing on Wednesday, the two men admitted their wrongdoing and said they were unable to control themselves after drinking alcohol. — VNS