HCMC discovers 40 illegal Chinese immigrants
The Saigon Times
|Two of the 40 Chinese nationals that were recently found to have illegally entered Vietnam – PHOTO: VNA|
HCMC – The HCMC police discovered that 40 Chinese people had entered Vietnam illegally on March 5 and 6.
Five of them were found at Queen Hotel at 537/8 Nguyen Oanh Street, Go Vap District, on March 5. They admitted that they arrived in Vietnam from China’s Fujian Province by road in Vietnam’s northern border region and then caught a bus to HCMC.
Thirteen Chinese nationals were living inside a car parked in front of Symphony Hotel in Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, and 22 others were staying at the hotel when they were arrested on March 6. The car was driven by a 34-year-old man residing in Go Vap District.
The HCMC police have asked the police of districts 1 and Go Vap to work with local medical centers to collect samples from these illegal Chinese immigrants for Covid-19 testing and keep them quarantined in line with pandemic prevention and control regulations.
The police are also investigating the hotels for receiving illegal immigrants without health declarations as well as the immigration route of these Chinese nationals.