The case of “being fined for going out to buy bread” has not yet subsided, but recently, the social network continues to stir up sharing more about another case in Long An being punished for going out to buy boiled corn.
Specifically, around 9 am on July 20, Mr. Nguyen Van T., currently living in Ward 2, City. Tan An, driving a motorbike on the road in An Vinh Ngai commune, was asked to stop by the epidemic prevention task force. After that, the inspection team made a record of violating Mr. T. with the excuse of “going out without a valid reason” according to the regulations on epidemic prevention and control. It is worth mentioning that in the established minutes, it is clearly stated that the reason Mr. T. went to the street was not legitimate because he went to “buy corn”.
Also on July 20, Chairman of the People’s Committee of An Vinh Ngai commune, Tan An city – Ms. Nguyen Thi Nhuan, confirmed the above incident.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Nhuan shared, according to the inspection team, Mr. T. presented was on his way to the commune to buy boiled corn. The inspection team explained that making a record of this young man going to “buy corn” was reasonable. Because the province is currently implementing epidemic prevention and control according to Directive 16 of the Government, wards are separated from wards, neighborhoods are separated from neighborhoods, and houses are isolated from houses.
Therefore, the fact that Mr. T lives in Ward 2 but goes to another commune (An Vinh Ngai commune) to “buy corn” is completely against the regulations. Meanwhile, there are supermarkets and convenience stores in Ward 2. It is known that after making the minutes, the inspection team of An Vinh Ngai commune made an appointment with Mr. T. to come to the Commune People’s Committee on the morning of July 21 to work and will consider the level of sanction.
Currently, cases where people are fined for going out without a valid reason in localities implementing Directive 16 are attracting the attention of the public in recent days. Many netizens wonder how to determine what is essential food when going out to buy to avoid being recorded.
“Now on the street, everyone says to go buy corn, bread, potatoes, tomatoes… so we need to instruct 16 what else to do, why do we need forces to control the spread of the epidemic”
“There’s no penalty for buying bread and for buying boiled corn, it’s confusing
“If you don’t have a local passport, you will be fined. Don’t talk much”, netizens expressed their views before the incident vụ
Not long ago, social networks also stirred up before a similar incident when a young man named Tran Van Em, residing in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa, went to the street to buy bread and drinking water. But when moving to Hon Mot area in Vinh Hoa ward, the anti-epidemic task team asked to stop the car and check, make a record and revoke the vehicle’s papers because it was not for essential needs to go out. During the handling of the case, a member of the inter-sectoral delegation many times had inappropriate words with this young man and asserted: “The state let out to buy essential items such as food and foodstuffs. Bread is not food but… food”.
The fact that Vinh Hoa ward officials have quite offensive words and repeatedly assert that “bread is not food” has caused controversy on many social networking forums. Not to mention the above incident has caused Mr. Van Em to be fined and also be dismissed from the company. Faced with anger from netizens about the incident, on July 20, the Chairman of the City People’s Committee. Nha Trang has sent an open letter of apology on behalf of the government to citizen Tran Van Em. At the same time, he said he would continue to direct, review and strictly handle according to law provisions for officials who have behaved inappropriately.