Firms fined for Covid-19 spread in Bac Lieu
  • | | November 11, 2021 10:35 AM
Two firms in the southern province of Bac Lieu have been fined for violating Covid-19 prevention rules which have led to a large virus outbreak in the area.

The Gia Rai Town People's Committee on November 10 announced a fine of VND 20 million each to Tan Khoi Seafood Company and Chau Ba Thao Seafood Company for violating Covid-19 prevention rules which have caused the largest virus outbreak in the area so far.

According to local authorities, the two companies had failed to conform to the government's regulations on Covid-19 prevention and control. They didn't carry out weekly Covid-19 testing for workers at their workplaces, which had caused a large-scale virus spread in the community.

A report from the Gia Rai Town People's Committee said that a female worker from Tan Khoi Seafood Company was accidentally found to be infected with Covid-19 on October 19 when being asked to take a quick test by a local healthcare centre where she took a relative to for a health check-up.

Local authorities then found 50 positive cases the same day when carrying out testing on people who had had close contact with the worker.

More infections have been found later and the outbreak has spread to some neighbouring districts including Dong Hai and Phuoc Long.

As of November 10, more than 1,000 infections have been reported, which are all linked to the case at Tan Khoi Seafood Company.

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