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Topic : A Vietnamese court sentences a man to five years in prison for breaking coronavirus rules
2021호 9면
 
TITLE : A Vietnamese court sentences a man to five years in prison for breaking coronavirus rules

A Vietnamese court sentences a man to five years in prison for breaking coronavirus rules.
 



Vietnam Court Sentences a Man to 5 Years for Breaking Covid Rules - The New  York Times

 

 

 

A man who returned to his home in southern Vietnam after traveling to Ho Chi Minh City for work received a five-year prison sentence on Tuesday for spreading the coronavirus, state news media reported.

 

The man, Le Van Tri, 28, was convicted of “spreading dangerous infectious diseases” to eight people, one of whom died from virus complications, the state-controlled newspaper Thanh Nien said. His sentence for failing to comply with Covid-19 quarantine restrictions also included a fine of 20 million dong, around $880.

 

Mr. Tri returned to his home in Ca Mau Province by motorcycle in July after a surge in virus cases in Vietnam, which had prompted a tightening of restrictions in Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s largest.

 

He failed to comply with instructions from health care personnel at travel checkpoints to self-quarantine for 21 days and report his travel history on forms, the Thanh Nien report said. Among the people he spread the virus to were members of his family, it said.

 

The verdict came after a one-day trial at the People’s Court of Ca Mau.

 

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/07/world/vietnam-man-covid-rules-prison.html

 

Comprehension

Who received a five-year prison sentence?
Why did he receive a five-year prison sentence?
How many people did he get infected?
How much fine did he receive?
What did he fail to comply with?

Discussion

What comes in your mind when we say "restrictions"?
What do you think about Le Van Tri's sentence?
Do you have strict quarantine restrictions?
How's your current COVID restrictions policy?
What do you think about those people who break quarantine restrictions?
What punishment should people receive when they failed to comply to quarantine restrictions?

Vocabulary

sentence - the punishment assigned to a defendant found guilty by a court, or fixed by law for a particular offense.
convicted - having been declared guilty of a criminal offense by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge.
infectious - (of a disease or disease-causing organism) likely to be transmitted to people, organisms, etc., through the environment.
comply - to do what you have to do or are asked
verdict - a decision on a disputed issue in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.