Vietnam Jails Man For Five Years For Spreading COVID

Reuters reports:

Vietnam jailed a man on Monday for five years for breaking strict COVID-19 quarantine rules and spreading the virus to others, state media reported.

Le Van Tri, 28, was convicted of “spreading dangerous infectious diseases” at a one-day trial at the People’s Court of the southern province of Ca Mau, the state-run Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

“Tri travelled back to Ca Mau from Ho Chi Minh City and breached the 21-day quarantine regulations,” the news agency said. “Tri infected eight people, one of whom died due to the virus after one month of treatment,” it added.

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