Vietnamese man jailed 5 years for breaching COVID rules | Coronavirus pandemic News

Vietnamese man jailed 5 years for breaching COVID rules | Coronavirus pandemic News

The People’s Court of Ca Mau province sentenced a 28-year-old for travelling and spreading the virus.

A court docket in Vietnam has sentenced a man to 5 years in jail for breaking strict COVID-19 quarantine rules and spreading the virus to others.

Le Van Tri, 28, was convicted on Monday of “spreading dangerous infectious diseases” at a one-day trial on the People’s Court of the southern province of Ca Mau, the state-run Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

Vietnam has been one of many world’s coronavirus success tales because of focused mass testing, aggressive contact tracing, tight border restrictions, and strict quarantine. But new clusters of infections since late April have tarnished that document.

“Tri travelled back to Ca Mau from Ho Chi Minh City … and breached the 21-day quarantine regulations,” VNA mentioned.

“Tri infected eight people, one of whom died due to the virus after one month of treatment,” it added.

The nation has sentenced two different individuals to 18-month and two-year suspended jail phrases on the identical costs.

Vietnam cops examine journey paperwork at a checkpoint in the course of the first day of the prolonged lockdown in Hanoi, Vietnam [File: Reuters]

Ca Mau, Vietnam’s southernmost province, has reported solely 191 circumstances and two deaths because the pandemic started, a lot decrease than the almost 260,000 circumstances and 10,685 deaths within the nation’s coronavirus epicentre, Ho Chi Minh City.

Driven by the extremely transmissible Delta variant, Vietnam’s fourth wave started on April 27. At the time, solely 35 individuals had died of COVID-19, whereas the whole variety of infections stood just under 4,000. Today, there are greater than 13,000 deaths, whereas case numbers high 520,000.

About 80 % of deaths and half the infections have occurred within the nation’s largest metropolis Ho Chi Minh City.

Home to 9 million individuals, Ho Chi Minh City has been below a complete lockdown since August 23, with residents forbidden from leaving their houses even to buy for meals.

With the restrictions set to final till September 15, newly elected Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has ordered mass testing for town’s residents and deployed troopers to implement the keep at house orders and assist with the supply of meals.

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