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Hanoi: Company director suspended for flouting COVID-19 regulations

A construction company director has been suspended after he allegedly flouted COVID-19 regulations.

Nguyen Van Thanh, director of the Hanoi Construction Investment Company No 2 under the Hanoi Housing Development Investment Corporation, took his family to Da Nang during the four-day national holidays.

On his return to the capital, he should have made a health declaration as required by Hanoi authorities for anyone who had left the city during that period.

According to CDC Hanoi, after his return, Thanh did not complete any declaration and attended several meetings, played golf, and visited his home town in Thanh Oai District.

Both Thanh and his wife tested positive for coronavirus for SARS-CoV-2 on Wednesday.

Two other people who had close contact with Thanh were confirmed positive on Thursday morning while other F1 cases are still waiting for the test results.

The decision came after Hanoi authorities late Wednesday night requested the company consider imposing a punishment upon him for the violation.