A courtroom in Vietnam handed a two-year suspended jail time period to a Vietnam Airways flight attendant on Tuesday after discovering him responsible of breaking COVID-19 quarantine guidelines and spreading the virus to others, police stated.
Duong Tan Hau, 29, was convicted of “spreading harmful infectious ailments” on the one-day trial on the Individuals’s Courtroom of Ho Chi Minh Metropolis, Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Safety stated in an announcement.
Vietnam has been praised for its efforts to include the virus by means of mass testing and tracing and strict centralised quarantining. It has recorded fewer than 2,600 COVID-19 infections and solely 35 deaths because of the illness.
Hau breached the nation’s 14-day quarantine rules and met 46 different folks following his flight from Japan in November, in keeping with the indictment posted on a police ministry web site.
Hau had mingled with different folks throughout a stint in state quarantine and in keeping with the indictment visited cafes, eating places and attended English courses whereas he was imagined to be self-isolating. He examined constructive for COVID-19 on Nov. 28.
Hau’s violations resulted within the quarantine and testing of round 2,000 different folks within the metropolis at a value of 4.48 billion dong ($194,192), the indictment stated.
State media stated he had contaminated at the least three different folks.
“Hau’s violation was severe, put society at risk and endangered the protection of the neighborhood,” the assertion stated.
Reuters couldn’t instantly attain his lawyer for remark.
In December, Vietnam sentenced the pinnacle of the Hanoi Heart for Illness Management and Prevention to 10 years in jail after discovering him responsible of wrongdoing linked to the procurement of kit meant to assist deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.
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