Police in Vietnam’s coastal city of Da Nang said on Saturday they have detected several Chinese nationals having illegally entered Vietnam as part of an ongoing mass inspection of foreigners in the central city.
The mass inspection of foreigners staying in Da Nang, with particular focus on Chinese nationals, was launched in accordance with the directions of the municipal police at a meeting on novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) prevention and control on Friday.
As of the end of Saturday morning, police in Son Tra District had examined 14 local households accomodating foreigners, 374 guesthouses, hotels, homestays, rental houses, resorts and apartments.
Police officers discovered nine cases of Chinese nationals having illegally entered Vietnam and 14 other cases yet to declare their temporary residence to local authorities.
Of the nine Chinese people who made an illegal entry into the country, two are being quarantined at the hospital while the other seven are being isolated at a centralized COVID-19 quarantine camp as per regulations.
A series of cases involving Chinese people illegally entering Vietnam were discovered recently in central Vietnam, including in Da Nang.
Particularly, an administrative inspection at 39 Duong Tu Giang Street in Khue My Ward of Ngu Hanh Son District on July 11 found four Chinese citizens who had illegally entered the country/
On July 16, 24 Chinese citizens who had illegally entered Vietnam were found in another inspection at the East Sea hotel on Loseby Street in Son Tra District.
Da Nang Police have launched an investigation into the case of “organizing for people to illegal enter Vietnam.”
Reporting by Tuoi Tre News