HANOI – A court docket 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 illnesses” on the one-day trial on the Folks’s Courtroom of Ho Chi Minh Metropolis, Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Safety stated in a press release.
Vietnam has been praised for its efforts to comprise the virus by 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 individuals following his flight from Japan in November, based on the indictment posted on a police ministry web site.
Hau had mingled with different individuals throughout a stint in state quarantine and based on the indictment visited cafes, eating places and attended English courses whereas he was presupposed 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 individuals within the metropolis at a value of 4.48 billion dong ($194,192), the indictment stated.
State media stated he had contaminated at the very least three different individuals.
“Hau’s violation was severe, put society in peril and endangered the security of the group,” the assertion stated.
Reuters couldn’t instantly attain his lawyer for remark.
In December, Vietnam sentenced the top 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 apparatus supposed to assist deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.