The country was facing an epidemic and the 21-day mandatory home quarantine had not been observed by the young man. According to authorities, he has caused the death of eight people.
A Vietnamese national was sentenced to five-years imprisonment for violating the quarantine rules of his country and sending Covid-19 to many people.
Le Van Tri (28 years old) was convicted for having “Spread deadly infectious diseases to other people.” after traveling in July to his native province of Cà Mau, in the south of the country, from Ho Chi Minh City at the height of the epidemic, according to a decision made public on the website of the local court.
The young man was accused of not having respected his mandatory 21-day quarantine at home when he arrived in Cà Mau, a region relatively spared by the virus at the time, and he tested positive for Covid-19 on the 7th. July
“Tri’s violation by the home medical quanine regulation resulted the infection of many people in Covid-19 and one death on August 7, 2021.”According to the court ruling, it was. Eight people were infected, according to state media.
Vietnam is facing an epidemic after keeping the number last year at a low level. More than 540,000 people have been infected and there are over 13,000 deaths.
Since April, the vast majority of cases have been reported. In recent months, strict lockdowns have been in place for Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, the capital.
Many people in Vietnam have been sentenced for spreading this virus. On the same grounds, a 32-year old man from Hai Duong in northern Vietnam was sentenced in July to 18 months imprisonment and a Vietnam Airlines flight attendant, to two years each.