Harris’ flight to Vietnam delayed due to “health accident” in Hanoi


According to the State Department, Vice President Kamala Harris’ flight to Singapore was delayed on Tuesday due to an unusual health accident.

“Early tonight, the Vice President’s travel delegation delayed leaving Singapore because the Vice President’s office learned of reports of a recent unusual health incident in Hanoi, Vietnam,” officials said in a statement. rice field.

“After careful evaluation, it was decided to continue the Vice President’s trip,” he added.

Although the nature of the case has not been clarified, similar wording has been used in the past to describe the distress called Havana Syndrome.

The distress affects dozens of US officials who have reported symptoms such as severe headaches, dizziness, and dizziness. Symptoms are mainly reported in Cuba.

The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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US Vice President Kamala Harris will leave Singapore for Vietnam on August 24, 2021. (EvelynHockstein / Pool via AP)

Harris spokeswoman Simone Sanders told reporters that the Vice President was “healthy,” the Associated Press reported.

“She’s fine, everything is fine, and she’s looking forward to tomorrow’s meeting in Hanoi,” Sanders added.

Harris’ flight took off about three hours after the scheduled departure.

Harris gave a speech to Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay early Tuesday, telling the crowd that President Joe Biden had “courageously and made the right decision” to withdraw from Afghanistan.

“For the past few weeks, the United States has focused on safely evacuating US citizens, international partners, Afghans working with us, and other Afghans at risk. We are laser-focused on the task at hand, and as we speak, we are very grateful to the men and women in uniform and the embassy staff on the ground. This historic air transport takes place in an incredibly difficult and dangerous environment, “she added.

Zachary Stieber

Zachary Stieber covers US news, including politics and proceedings. He started in The Epoch Times as a metro reporter for New York City.