They say there's no place like home, but some people may be too much into home comforts for their own good.
|Six fishermen walk along the 100km-long coastal road to avoid COVID-19 check stations. — Photo yeah1.com|
To return home, six fishermen decided to walk more than 60km along a coastal road from Da Nang City to Thua Thien-Hue Province's Phu Loc District to avoid COVID-19 pandemic checkpoint stations.
Local border guards discovered the fishermen on the evening of August 3 at Lang Co Township and brought them to a quarantine a day later, the Thua Thien-Hue Province Border Guard Command reported.
The six fishermen live in Loc Dien Commune, Phu Loc District. They left their hometown to work as crew for a fishing boat in Da Nang.
Because of storms, fishing boats could not go to sea, so the fishermen decided to return home.
However, amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Da Nang, authorities in Thua Thien-Hue set up checkpoints to prevent people from pandemic-hit areas entering the locality without reporting their health status. VNS
Border guard forces and agencies in cities and provinces are strictly monitoring travel through border gates to prevent the spread of COVID-19.