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An Giang quarantine camp escapee returns

Update: May, 14/2020 - 17:20


Trần Văn Nam has returned to the quarantine camp in An Phú District in southern An Giang Province after escaping. — Photo

AN GIANG —  A Vietnamese man who escaped from a quarantine centre in southern An Giang Province after entering Việt Nam illegally from Cambodia by boat has returned, the local Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control has said.

Trần Văn Nam, 28, returned to the quarantine camp in Lương Thế Vinh High School in An Phú District on Thursday morning.

Đoàn Bình Lâm, deputy head of the committee, in co-operation with the provincial Centre for Disease Control, has taken samples from the man for COVID-19 testing.

The committee has also collected the travel schedule of the man after he escaped from the quarantine centre to get the list of people in close contact with him and ask them to be quarantined as stipulated.

At 5.15pm on May 10, Nam, from Kiến An Commune, An Giang Province's Chợ Mới District, returned to Việt Nam illegally from Cambodia by boat through Khánh An Commune, An Phú District.

He was stopped by border forces and sent to a quarantine camp in An Phú District.

The man was found to have escaped from the centre a day later. He had not yet been tested for SARS-CoV-2 at that time. — VNS




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