24 Jan. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Government of South Korea has deported this Tuesday a Chinese citizen previously detained for violating the isolation and quarantine rules imposed to stop the spread of coronavirus after testing positive for COVID-19 after arriving in the Asian country.
The 41-year-old man has finally been deported a week after his arrest for refusing to stay in quarantine and fleeing after testing positive. “He was brought before the Prosecutor’s Office after the Police opened an investigation against him for violating the Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Law,” the authorities have indicated.
“We have released him because the case does not constitute sufficient reason to keep him in custody and the Immigration Service has taken the measure of deporting him by force without trial against him,” they have asserted.
They have also warned that there is the possibility of applying a fine against them and have recalled that violation of the regulations in question can lead to up to a year in prison and a fine of 10 million won (about 8,000 euros). At the moment, the man is banned from entering South Korea for at least a year.