A court in Vietnam jailed a man for five years for breaking the strict Covid quarantine rules and spreading the virus to others, state media reported.
Le Van Tri, 28, was convicted of “spread of dangerous infectious diseases” at a one-day trial on Monday at the people’s court of the southern province of Ca Mau, the state-run That reports Vietnam News Agency.
Vietnam Has been one of the worldthe coronavirus success stories, thanks to targeted mass testing, aggressive contact tracing, strict border restrictions, and strict quarantine. But new clusters of infections since the end of April have affected that record.
“Tung traveled back to Ca Mau from Ho Chi Minh City… news agency said. “Tung infected eight people, one of die later died of the virus one month of treatment,” it added.
Reuters did not immediately reach Ca Mau . court for comment.
Ca Mau, the southernmost province of Vietnam, has been begin of the pandemic reported only 191 cases and two deaths, far fewer than the nearly 260,000 cases and 10,685 deaths in the country’s coronavirus hotspot, Ho Chi Minh City.
Vietnam battles a worsening Covid outbreak die is infected more than 536,000 people and killed 13,385, the vast majority in the past few months.
The country has two others people up to 18 months and two-year suspended jail terms on the same costs.
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