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Eight sailors caught in Ca Mau illegally re-entering Vietnam
  • | laodong, | August 14, 2020 04:50 PM
Authorities in Ca Mau Province have detained and quarantined eight Vietnamese sailors who illegally re-entered Vietnam.


Eight sailors caught in Ca Mau illegally re-entering Vietnam

On August 14, Ca Mau Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control said they had found eight crew who had re-entered Vietnam illegally through Song Doc Town. Nguyen Van Dung, deputy head of the Department of Health, said eight people were brought to the quarantine centre and one person had a fever and was brought to Tran Van Thoi General Hospital.

"We have taken samples from them for testing. The first test results came back negative," he said.

The local authorities have also reviewed and determined 33 people that had contact with the men. They will be monitored at home in accordance with regulations.

On August 11, Song Doc Town People's Committee received the news that eight sailors had returned from Malaysia illegally into Vietnam. At that time, two people had already been transferred to quarantine centre and six people hadn't filled medical declaration forms.

The police in Ca Mau was asked to work with the border guards, the Department of Health and Tran Van Thoi People's Committee to search and quarantine them.

Ca Mau provincial authorities have tightened monitoring over fishermen who often go in and out of the estuaries and applied stricter measures to fight against Covid-19.

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