Over 100,000 face masks without clear origins seized

National authorities have seized nearly 112,500 face masks with unclear origins that were about to be put up for sale on the local market at a time when the public is in dire need of masks due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Over 100,000 face masks without clear origins seized

An individual checks a carton of face masks. National authorities have seized nearly 112,500 face masks with unclear origins – PHOTO: VIETNAM DIRECTORATE OF MARKET SURVEILLANCE

Local market surveillance agencies handled nearly 4,500 cases related to the manufacture and sale of these masks from January 31 to noon on February 16, Tuoi Tre reported, citing data from the Vietnam Directorate of Market Surveillance.

The HCMC Department of Market Surveillance discovered Cuu Long Trading Service Medical Equipment Company, located in Son Nhi Ward of the city’s Tan Phu District, had put on sale 7,500 masks without official packaging, labels or documentation of the products’ origins.

In addition, while examining the business activities of Duc Viet Trading Service Company in the district’s Tan Son Nhi Ward, the force found 104,820 three-ply masks stored in 42 cartons labeled “Khang Viet; Three-ply face masks; ISO 9001:2015; Manufactured at Khang Viet Medical Equipment Import-Export Manufacturing JSC; Address: 147A, Provincial Road 830, Luong Hoa Commune, Ben Luc District, Long An Province; Tax Code: 1101931818.”

Some 2,100 face mask boxes bearing the same labels were also found.

 

According to the municipal’s market surveillance force, the labels of the masks did not include all the mandatory information. They did not note the products’ technical specifications, manufacturing month and expiry date.

Further, Khang Viet Company failed to announce the product standards and quality control methods followed, as required, so the force decided to temporarily seize the batch of masks pending further investigation. SGT

Coronavirus: Thousands queue for face masks in HCM City

Coronavirus: Thousands queue for face masks in HCM City

Thousands of people queued for hours on Ho Chi Minh City’s Nguyen Gian Thanh Street to buy face masks on February 16.  

Vinatex to provide 6 million face masks in February amid COVID-19

Vinatex to provide 6 million face masks in February amid COVID-19

The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) is exerting efforts to produce around 6 million antibacterial face masks in February to meet increasing demand amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.

 
 

Other News

.
Five shot dead in Russia for 'talking loudly'
Five shot dead in Russia for 'talking loudly'
SOCIETYicon  06/04/2020 

Police say the shooter opened fire on a group of people gathered outside his house.

No one left behind: Hanoi's dialysis patients get help amid COVID-19
No one left behind: Hanoi's dialysis patients get help amid COVID-19
SOCIETYicon  05/04/2020 

Dialysis patients at Hà Nội-based Bạch Mai Hospital have seen their difficulties increase in recent days, because not only do they have to self-quarantine but also follow medical treatment and take measures to avoid the SARS-CoV2 virus.

Coronavirus: Australia launches criminal investigation into Ruby Princess
Coronavirus: Australia launches criminal investigation into Ruby Princess
SOCIETYicon  05/04/2020 

Passengers from the Ruby Princess disembarked in Sydney without knowing the coronavirus was on board.

Hanoi moves to crack down on COVID-19 law-breakers
Hanoi moves to crack down on COVID-19 law-breakers
SOCIETYicon  05/04/2020 

Large fines of up to VND20 million are set to be imposed on individuals and organisations that break regulations on social distancing in the capital city of Hanoi in an attempt to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Crowded lake falls silent three days into social distancing policy
Crowded lake falls silent three days into social distancing policy
PHOTOSicon  05/04/2020 

No local residents could be spotted participating in their morning exercise around Hoan Kiem lake, also known as Sword lake, in Hanoi capital on the morning of April 4, three days after the order on social distancing came into force.

Over 100 foreigners thank Vietnam after 14-day quarantine ends
Over 100 foreigners thank Vietnam after 14-day quarantine ends
SOCIETYicon  05/04/2020 

As many as 120 foreigners have expressed their grateful thanks for Vietnamese assistance and support when they were allowed to leave for home from a concentrated quarantine camp in Ho Chi Minh City on April 4.

Vietnam to suspend labour export until end of April
Vietnam to suspend labour export until end of April
SOCIETYicon  05/04/2020 

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) on April 5 asked the Overseas Labour Management Department to order businesses to suspend sending workers abroad until the end of April.

Restaurant suggestions for delivery services in HCM City
Restaurant suggestions for delivery services in HCM City
SOCIETYicon  05/04/2020 

The ability to order food online will help people limit the amount they go out during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, with Ho Chi Minh City being home to a number of fantastic restaurants that provide shipment services.

Romans-sur-Isère: Two killed and others wounded in France knife attack
Romans-sur-Isère: Two killed and others wounded in France knife attack
SOCIETYicon  05/04/2020 

A man is in custody after shoppers were attacked in the south-eastern town of Romans-sur-Isère.

Coronavirus: Five-year-old among latest UK victims
Coronavirus: Five-year-old among latest UK victims
SOCIETYicon  05/04/2020 

A child with underlying health conditions is among 708 people whose deaths were reported in the past day.

Coronavirus: Spain 'close to passing peak' as deaths fall again
Coronavirus: Spain 'close to passing peak' as deaths fall again
SOCIETYicon  05/04/2020 

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has extended lockdown measures in the country until 25 April.

Nearly 600 people finish quarantine time in Hanoi
Nearly 600 people finish quarantine time in Hanoi
PHOTOSicon  05/04/2020 

580 overseas Vietnamese students, overseas Vietnamese and workers returning to Vietnam late March completed their 14-day quarantine period at a housing area for students in Hoang Mai district, Hanoi on April 4.

Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia report surges in COVID-19 cases, deaths
Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia report surges in COVID-19 cases, deaths
SOCIETYicon  05/04/2020 

Indonesia on April 4 confirmed 106 new patients of the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), bringing the total number in the Southeast Asian country to 2,092.

HCM City establishes 62 posts for COVID-19 prevention
HCM City establishes 62 posts for COVID-19 prevention
SOCIETYicon  05/04/2020 

Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong has signed a decision to set up 62 posts and stations for COVID-19 prevention and control throughout the city.

Overseas Vietnamese students who choose to stay in pandemic-hit areas
Overseas Vietnamese students who choose to stay in pandemic-hit areas
VIDEOicon  05/04/2020 

Over the past few weeks, while a large number of overseas Vietnamese students have returned home amid COVID-19 concerns, others have decided to stay on in their host countries. 

Physical distance - Vietnam enters a battle for life
Physical distance - Vietnam enters a battle for life
VIDEOicon  04/04/2020 

The pandemic is threatening the entire human race. Practicing physical distance is what we need to do to protect every individual, our beloved families in the whole society.

Hanoi sets up checkpoints at city entrances to control COVID-19
Hanoi sets up checkpoints at city entrances to control COVID-19
PHOTOSicon  04/04/2020 

A total of 30 checkpoints aimed at detecting cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been set up in Hanoi on April 2 with people entering the capital having their body temperatures checked.

Soldiers rise to challenge of caring for people in quarantine
Soldiers rise to challenge of caring for people in quarantine
PHOTOSicon  04/04/2020 

Soldiers deployed for the fight against the ongoing novel coronavirus epidemic have been working hard these days to assist people who are undergoing a compulsory 14-day quarantine period at military camps.

Foreign tourists pen heartfelt message following quarantine period
Foreign tourists pen heartfelt message following quarantine period
SOCIETYicon  04/04/2020 

Two tourists from Ireland have displayed their sincere thanks to Vietnamese medical workers for the assistance provided to the pair during their compulsory 14-day quarantine period in Nghe An which came about as a result of COVID-19 epidemic.

Latest Coronavirus News
Latest Coronavirus News
SOCIETYicon  04/04/2020 

Social distancing is an important solution in containing the spread of COVID-19, members of the National Steering Committee for Preventing and Controlling COVID-19 said.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN