South Koreans are jailed for four months for violating the corona virus quarantine rule on Tuesday (5/26). Reporting from AFP, authorities said the 27-year-old man was arrested in April after violating quarantine rules twice.
He was arrested when he left his residence and was transferred to a quarantine facility.”The man was convicted of violating the Disease Control and Prevention Act. And was sentenced to four months in prison,” said an official at the Uijeongbu District Court.
South Korea experienced the initial phase of the spread of the worst corona virus after China and managed to control most of the transmission thanks to an extensive ‘track, test and treat’ program.
Most of life in the country returned to normal and hundreds of thousands of South Korean students returned to school with close supervision.
Authorities in South Korea have stepped up efforts to prevent epidemics nationally by requiring people to wear masks when using public transportation.
Earlier in February, the country’s National Assembly passed a law giving a maximum sentence of one year in prison or a fine of 10 million won, or around US $ 8,000 for violators of infectious disease quarantine rules.
Local state officials announced 19 new cases of corona virus were added on Tuesday, bringing the total to 11,225 and 269 deaths.