A Vietnamese man has been jailed for five years for spreading Covid-19 after breaching home quarantine rules.
Le Van Tri (28) was convicted of spreading infectious diseases to other people after he travelled from coronavirus hotspot Ho Chi Minh City to his home province Ca Mau, according to a report on the provincial People’s Court website.
Tri was accused of breaching a 21-day quarantine after he tested positive for Covid-19 on July 7th.
The court report stated that the 28-year-old’s quarantine breach resulted in many people becoming infected with the virus while causing one death.
“Tri’s breach of the home medical quarantine regulation led to many people becoming infected with Covid-19 and one person died on 7 August 2021,”.
It was reported by state media that Tri had infected eight people.
Other people have received jail sentences for spreading Covid-19 in Vietnam, with a 32-year-old man receiving an 18-month sentence in July and a Vietnam Airlines flight attendant receiving a two-year sentence in March for the same charge.