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Vietnamese man jailed for 5 years for spreading coronavirus

Posted on September 8, 2021

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HANOI, Sept 6 (Reuters) – 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.Vietnam has been one of the world's coronavirus success stories, thanks to targeted mass testing, aggressive contact tracing, tight border restrictions and strict quarantine. But new clusters of infections since late April have tarnished that record.”Tri travelled back to Ca Mau from Ho Chi Minh City … and breached the 21-day quarantine regulations,” the news agency said.

Source: Vietnamese man jailed for 5 years for spreading coronavirus | Reuters


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