South Korean Court Gives Suspended Prison Sentence For Self-Quarantine Violation - Reports
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 30th October, 2020) A South Korean court has sentenced a man to six months in prison, suspended for two years, for violating self-isolation rules prior to testing positive for COVID-19, the Yonhap news agency reported on Friday.
In late May, the man was ordered by the health authorities to quarantine himself until June 9 after a COVID-19 case had been detected in a building where he worked. Nevertheless, the accused is said to have left his residence four times to visit a supermarket and travel to different locations. Later, he tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
South Korea has confirmed a total of 26,271 cases, including 462 fatalities.