A woman helps her child wear a face mask while venturing out in public. Some 134 people in Hanoi City had to pay administrative fines of over VND310 million for not wearing face masks in public – PHOTO: VNA
HCMC – As many as 134 people, including Vietnamese nationals and foreigners, who failed to wear face masks in public were slapped with administrative fines of over VND310 million from April 30 to May 3.
The fine was imposed when the police and competent forces were checking the compliance with Covid-19 infection prevention and control measures in Hoan Kiem District, Senior Lieutenant-Colonel Bui Van Dang, deputy chief of the Hoan Kiem District Police, told Tuoi Tre Online.
On May 3, the police of the district fined 22 unmasked people and collected a combined VND44 million.
Besides, the suburban district of Dong Anh also punished over 50 unmasked people, with five of them getting a fine of VND10 million.
The Hanoi government on May 3 ordered street food stalls to suspend their operations to prevent the spread of Covid-19, while asking competent forces to be ready to handle violations, including wearing no face masks in public.
In line with the Government’s Decree 117, those who violate anti-Covid-19 measures, including wearing no face masks in public, will have to pay a fine of VND1-3 million each.