A Vietnamese man has been sentenced to five years in prison for disregarding COVID-19 quarantine and causing one person’s death, according to the country’s health authorities. Le Van Tri, 28, traveled between Ho Chi Minh City and the Southern province of Ca Mau in violation of the mandatory 21-day quarantine. His journey led to eight people getting infected and one person dying, according to a Vietnamese state news agency.
It isn’t the first time the country has taken aggressive action against those who violate quarantine protocols. It previously sentenced two others to 18-month and two-year incarceration for the same reason in an effort to keep the country’s case count low.