Nguyen Van Thanh (44), director of Hanoi Construction and Investment Company (Hacinco) No. 2, was dismissed from his office on May 15 for breaking COVID-19 pandemic prevention regulations, causing serious consequences.
|The building where the Hacinco director is quarantined |
Leaders of Hanoi Housing Development and Investment Corporation (Handico) decided following the direction of Hanoi Party Committee and Hanoi People’s Committee on disciplinary action against Thanh for his violations that caused serious consequences in the community, forcing many offices and buildings in Hanoi to be put under lockdown. Hacinco is an affiliate of Handico.
The lockdowns at the Center Point building in Thanh Xuan, Block C of Ho Guom Plaza, and CT7 Booyoung in Hadong have disrupted the lives of about 3,100 people in 770 apartments, along with racking up expenses for testing and security, while creating extra tasks for task forces and medical personnel.
About 200 people have already been reported to have come into direct contact with Thanh. The city has confirmed that three of them were infected with the novel coronavirus after their encounter.
Handico claimed Thanh's violations were very serious, greatly affecting the city's pandemic prevention and public security, causing public outrage and damaging the prestige and business activities of the company.
He was found to be dishonest in his health declaration when he and his wife returned home from the central coastal city of Danang, which is currently dealing with a coronavirus outbreak. He and his wife travelled to many places. They tested positive for the coronavirus on May 12, several days after returning home from Danang.