Vietnam Sentences Flight Attendant For Violating Country’s COVID-19 Guidelines; Attended English Classes And Mingled While He Was Supposed To Be Quarantined

Vietnam sentenced a flight attendant for spreading the Coronavirus.

According to the New York Post, a court in Vietnam gave 29-year-old Duong Tan Hau a two-year suspended jail term after they learned he was breaking the country’s COVID-19 guidelines and spreading the virus. On Tuesday, Hau was convicted of “spreading dangerous infectious diseases.” He went through a one-day trial at the People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security said in a statement.

Battling COVID-19 has been one of Vietnam’s strong suits. The country has set a record with extremely low cases of Coronavirus. The outlet reports the country has had fewer than 2,600 COVID-19 infections and only 35 deaths.

Vietnam set a 14-day quarantine regulation, which Hau broke, meeting with 46 people after he touched down from his flight from Japan in November. After that, Hau engaged with other people while in state quarantine. According to the indictment, Hau also visited cafes and restaurants and attended English classes all while he was supposed to be quarantined, the New York Post reports. Rona ended up catching up to him when he tested positive for the virus on Nov. 28.

The outlet reports that Hau’s negligence resulted in about 2,000 people in the quarantine being tested. According to the indictment, it costs the city he was in 4.48 billion dongs ($194,192). “Hau’s violation was serious, put society in danger and endangered the safety of the community,” the statement said.

 

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