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Foreigner crashes motorbike into COVID-19 checkpoint staff in Da Nang

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Police in Da Nang confirmed on Monday they were working to identify a foreigner who reportedly tried to crash his motorbike into an officer at a local COVID-19 checkpoint earlier the same day.

The foreign man approached the checkpoint at the intersection of Phan Ton and Le Quang Dao Streets in Ngu Hanh Son District on the motorbike, not wearing a helmet, at 8:00 am on Monday, according to initial information.

P.H.N., an officer stationed at the roadblock at that time, pulled the foreigner over, to which the expat yelled back before crossing the checkpoint on his motorbike.

The foreigner rode his motorbike back to the checkpoint ten minutes later and crashed the vehicle into N., who was standing on the sidewalk.

As N. managed to dodge the crash, the foreign man jumped off the motorbike and started chasing after the officer to attack him.

It was not until local residents arrived to check out on the noise that the foreign man stopped running after N. and returned to his motorbike and rode it away.

“With such an aggressive attitude, I knew he would come back,” N. told Tien Phong (Youth) newspaper after the incident.

“Ten minutes later, he returned, crashed the motorbike into me, and chased after me,” N. said, adding that he managed to turn on his mobile phone’s camera to film part of the incident.

This supplied video was recorded on a Vietnamese officer’s mobile phone as he was running away from the attack of a foreign man in Da Nang City, Vietnam, September 6, 2021.

The foreign man reportedly returned to his hotel room and locked the door after the event, according to the management board of the local neighborhood.

“Local residents complained that the foreigner had often behaved so aggressively,” a representative of the management board said.

“Police and officers stationed at the aforementioned checkpoint came to his hotel to clarify the case.”

Da Nang resumed operations for markets, online food shopping, and grocery stores in virus-free and low-risk areas on Sunday after a long halt for COVID-19 prevention, with people required to present travel passes and personal documents at checkpoints when traveling outdoors.

People living in areas at very high risk of infectios must continue following a shelter-in-place mandate.

The neighborhood where the aforesaid incident happened on Monday is marked as a virus-free area.

The checkpoint where a foreigner attempted to crash his motorbike into an officer in Da Nang City, Vietnam, September 6, 2021. Photo: Linh Trang / Tien Phong

The checkpoint where a foreigner attempted to crash his motorbike into an officer in Da Nang City, Vietnam, September 6, 2021. Photo: Linh Trang / Tien Phong

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Ministry asks localities to increase inter-provincial passenger transport

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Coaches at Gia Lâm station in Hà Nội’s Long Biên District. —VNA/ Photo 

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Transport has issued a document asking People’s Committees of cities and provinces to coordinate on the implementation of temporary guidelines on transport activities.

The measures are to ensure safe and flexible adaptation to and effective control of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Government has issued Resolution No.128/NQ-CP on temporary regulations on safe and flexible adaptation to and effective control of COVID-19. To implement the resolution, the Health Ministry has promulgated temporary medical guidance and the Transport Ministry has also released temporary guidelines on transport activities in the five areas of land, inland waterway, maritime, railway and aviation. 

Therefore, to ensure smooth and concerted transport activities, People’s Committees of cities and provinces were asked to direct local agencies and units to follow the ministry’s guidelines, and instruct departments of transport to increase passenger volume on fixed intra-provincial and inter-provincial routes licensed by the provincial authorities.

The ministry also suggested localities resume other routes depending on the local level of pandemic risk, while striving to maintain from 10 per cent to a maximum 50 per cent of licensed trips per month in line with requirements in the temporary guidelines.

In a report reviewing passenger transport activities on fixed routes during one week of resumption from October 13-18, the ministry said authorities of 48 provinces and cities had allowed the resumption of inter-provincial routes, while in 15 other localities, the transport departments had submitted plans to resume routes to the municipal/provincial authorities. —

Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/society/1063729/ministry-asks-localities-to-increase-inter-provincial-passenger-transport.html

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Ho Chi Minh City doctors excise over 100 tumors from woman’s abdomen

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Doctors at the Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital on Thursday removed more than 100 tumors weighing about five kilograms from the abdomen of a 50-year-old woman from the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang. 

Dr. Nguyen Van Tien, head of the surgery department at the hospital, said that the patient suffered a swollen, painful abdomen upon her admission.

She had noticed unusual signs about two years ago, but deferred seeking medical care for her abdominal pain over complicated COVID-19 developments in Ho Chi Minh City. 

It was not until the coronavirus pandemic was basically put under control in the southern city that the patient visited the Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital.

After a consultation meeting, doctors diagnosed the patient with uterine sarcoma, a disease in which malignant cells form in the muscles of the uterus or other tissues that support the uterus, so they decided to perform a surgery on the woman to remove the tumors.

Surgeons took out a total of more than 100 tumors attached to the patient’s uterus, intestinal loops, junctions, grooves of the small intestine, colon, and renal fossa.

The tumors, which weighed about five kilograms in total, compressed and pushed the positions of many internal organs.

Dr. Tien recommended that people have their health checked periodically, especially when there are abnormal signs in their bodies, so that doctors can detect risks early and provide timely treatment or intervention.

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Minor quake strikes Central Highlands region again

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A minor earthquake measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale hit Kon Plong district of Kon Tum province in the Central Highlands on October 21 evening, according to the Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Centre under the Institute of Geophysics.

The latest minor earthquake hits Kon Plong district on October 21 evening.

The latest minor earthquake hits Kon Plong district on October 21 evening.
 

The quake shook the area at a depth of approximately 8.1km at around 20:21 and caused no injuries.

This is the third consecutive earthquake that has struck Kon Plong district since October 17.

Two subsequent quakes measuring 2.8 and 3.5 on the Richter scale jolted the district on October 17.

None of these minor earthquakes posed a natural disaster risk to the locality, said experts from Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Centre.

According to the centre, Kon Plong district had recorded dozens of earthquakes with a magnitude of no more than 4.0 from April to June 2021, causing no natural disaster risk.

The Institute of Geophysics has set up an additional monitoring station in order to better understand and promptly warn of dangerous geological phenomena, if any.

Source: VOV

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