Vietnamese Man Jailed for Spreading COVID-19

Vietnam sentenced a man to jail for five years after breaking strict COVID-19 quarantine rules and spreading the virus to others.

The People’s Court of the southern province of Ca Mau, after a one-day trial, convicted Le Van Tri of “spreading dangerous infectious diseases.”

“Tri’s breach of the home medical quarantine regulation led to many people becoming infected with COVID-19, and one person died on August 7, the court report said.

Tri had reportedly lied on a health declaration form about his recent travel history when he traveled to his province in Ca Mau from Ho Chi Minh City by motorcycle, and later failed to comply with isolation rules.

Tri tested positive for COVID-19 and has transmitted the virus to members of his family and some staff at a welfare center he visited.

The country has sentenced two other people to 18-month and two-year suspended jail terms on the same charges. 


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