Vi Văn Hiến pictured after he was apprehended for fleeing a quarantine centre. — VNA/VNS Photo
QUẢNG NINH — A man returning from China who fled a COVID-19 quarantine centre in the northern province of Quảng Ninh has been recaptured by the authorities.
Vi Văn Hiến escaped from the medical facility in Móng Cái City two days after he arrived.
Hiến, a resident of Mường Chanh Commune of Thanh Hoá Province, illegally entered Việt Nam from China via border area of Quảng Ninh Province in June 22.
He was caught by Vietnamese border soldiers and sent back to a quarantine facility on the same day.
Although he tested negative for SARS-CoV-2, he fled the facility and was subsequently apprehended trying to get back to his home town in Thanh Hoá Province in central Việt Nam.
Quảng Ninh currently has more than 1,000 people held in isolation in designated quarantine facilities.
Việt Nam on Friday has gone 71 days without any community infection cases, with the totally caseload standing at 352 and no fatalities. — VNS