The Vietnamese Communist government court sentenced the spreader of Covid-19 to five years in prison.
It was Le Van Tri, the man who was found guilty of violating the quarantine period at home and spreading Covid-19 in the country.
The 28-year-old man was traveling from the red zone in Ho Chi Minh to his hometown of Ca Mau. Meanwhile, the province requires a 21-day quarantine period at home for residents who come from the red zone.
Violation of this rule is punishable by criminal sanctions by the Vietnamese Court.
“Tri has violated the rules of the quarantine period at home, causing a number of residents to be infected with Covid-19. One person died on August 7 after contracting it,” the court ruled in a statement, quoting AFP.
Local Vietnamese media also reported that a total of eight people had contracted Covid-19 due to the violations committed by Van Tri.
Vietnam is now facing a surge in Covid-19 cases with a total of 540,000 people who tested positive and 13,000 died so far.
The highest cases were recorded at the end of April, forcing the country to go into lockdown in major cities such as Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
Several people were also jailed for being found guilty of spreading Covid-19. The 32-year-old man was jailed for 18 months in July on charges of spreading Covid-19.