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Kamala Harris’ Vietnam flight delayed by possible ‘Havana syndrome’


Vice President Kamala Harris’ flight from Singapore to Vietnam experienced to be pushed again many hours Tuesday around a probable “Havana syndrome” case.

The US Embassy in Hanoi issued a statement blaming “a modern feasible anomalous wellness incident” in Hanoi for the three-hour delay of Harris’ flight.

An “anomalous overall health incident” is a phrase the US federal government has made use of to explain so-called “Havana syndrome” — a mysterious situation that features dizziness, nausea, migraines and memory lapses.

The situation received its name from a rash of health incidents 1st documented by American officials in Havana, Cuba, commencing in 2016 and 2017.

The veep’s workplace has refused to remark on what caused the 3-hour hold off.

Vice President Kamala Harris departs Singapore for vacation to Vietnam on Aug. 24, 2021.
REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/Pool

Right before reviews emerged on the induce, Harris’ rep, Symone Sanders, only reported the VP was “well” but did not elaborate.

“You observed her get onto the aircraft. She is effectively. All is fine,” Sanders instructed reporters.

The embassy in Hanoi issued the statement only soon after Harris had departed Singapore.

“Earlier this night, the Vice President’s touring delegation was delayed from departing Singapore for the reason that the Vice President’s office environment was created informed of a report of a modern possible anomalous wellbeing incident in Hanoi, Vietnam,” the assertion said.

“After watchful assessment, the final decision was built to carry on with the Vice President’s journey.”

Vice President Kamala Harris
Vice President Kamala Harris’ flight from Singapore to Vietnam experienced to be pushed again around a feasible “Havana syndrome” circumstance.
Evelyn Hockstein/Pool Photo through AP

Harris has faced criticism for heading ahead with her planned Asia vacation amid the US’ chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The Vietnam excursion, which is only her next overseas as VP, has by now been dominated by inquiries similar to Afghanistan.

Throughout a joint information conference Monday, Singapore Key Minister Lee Hsien Loong warned Harris that the relaxation of the planet will be watching intently to see what the US does following on the earth stage next its chaotic retreat from Afghanistan.

Kamala Harris departs Singapore for travel to Vietnam, August, 24, 2021.
Kamala Harris departs Singapore for travel to Vietnam, August, 24, 2021.
REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

“Countries make calculations and take positions, and they have to make recalculations and regulate their positions from time to time,” Lee claimed. “Sometimes, it can be performed easily. From time to time, there are hiccups. Often, items go awry and take time to set ideal.”

With Article wires



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