US Vice President Kamala Harris flew to Vietnam from Singapore a few hours later due to the emergence of information about the “anomalous incident”, which is associated with the health of American civil servants. It is reported by TASS citing the US Embassy in Hanoi.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that Washington has not yet confirmed the data on cases of manifestation of the “Havana syndrome”, but takes such reports very seriously. It is noted that Harris is feeling well and delayed and has nothing to do with her health.
Earlier it was reported that Harris was to travel to the Vietnamese capital on Monday evening, August 23, as part of her tour of Southeast Asia. However, shortly before departure, the Vice President’s team received a message from the US Embassy in Vietnam, informing that a case of a mysterious malaise known as “Havana Syndrome” had been identified in Hanoi. As a result, it was decided to postpone the flight, and all the journalists who were supposed to accompany Harris on her trip, without explanation, were taken back to Singapore hotels.
For the first time, the “Havana syndrome” became known in 2016, when employees of the American diplomatic mission and their relatives in Cuba complained of symptoms such as hearing loss, nausea, headaches and balance disorder.