Commuters try to evade Covid checkpoint in downtown Hanoi

By Pham Chieu   August 28, 2021 | 02:40 pm GMT+7
A Covid-19 checkpoint in downtown Hanoi saw people try to dodge and turn around and flee when confronted by police officers checking travel documents.
On the afternoon of August 27, the special task force of Hoan Kiem district (Hanoi) coordinated with the Peoples Committee of Hang Bong Ward to set up a checkpoint at the intersection of Hang Bong - Phung Hung. For tight control, all vehicles passing through the gate are required to stop to check the road permit.

On the afternoon of August 27, the Hoan Kiem District special task force and Hang Bong Ward People's Committee set up an impromptu checkpoint at the intersection of Hang Bong and Phung Hung streets. All vehicles and people passing through were required to furnish travel passes.

At the checkpoint, the special task force detected and handled a series of cases of unnecessary going to the street, non-compliance with 5K and traffic violations.A man presented a travel pass but was not wearing a mask and showed signs of being intoxicated. This person was then made a fine of 2 million VND.

Officers found a number of people traveling for frivolous reasons, not complying with Covid preventive measures and committing traffic violations.
A man presented a travel pass but was not wearing a face mask and showed signs of being intoxicated. He was slapped with a fine of VND2 million (around $88).

Another woman also did not wear a mask until prompted by the task force. This person said that he went out to buy books and could not present the necessary documents.

Another woman was spotted without a mask and officials instructed her to put one on. She said she was out to buy books and so did not have the necessary documents.

There were many turning around and running away when they saw the checkpoint. They find ways, despite the danger, to escape the pursuit from the authorities.

Many turned around and left when they saw the checkpoint. Others tried to dodge and flee.

The man who claimed to be a delivery worker ran away when he saw the authorities but was stopped later. At the gate, this person said to fix the car.

A man who claimed to be a delivery worker tried to flee when he saw the authorities, but was stopped later. He said he was out to get his vehicle fixed.

Another person carried a small child, not wearing a helmet, and ran before asking to stop the car.

Another person was with a small child and not wearing a helmet and fled when officers flagged him down.

Hanoi has recorded 3,132 local Covid-19 cases since the fourth coronavirus wave hit Vietnam in late April. The capital has undergone a series of social distancing periods, with the latest one being extended until September 6.

Hanoi has recorded 3,132 local Covid cases since the fourth wave hit Vietnam in late April. It has mandated a series of social distancing periods, with the latest one in place until September 6.

 
 
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