Korean authorities in Jeju sue tourists for visiting island while having Covid-19 symptoms
AUTHORITIES in the South Korean island of Jeju are suing a mom and daughter for not making prior declarations of having Covid-19 symptoms earlier than their journey there.
A report in CNN, quoting native officers mentioned the daughter had returned from Boston on March 15 and was instructed to self-quarantine for two-weeks.
However, she defied the quarantine orders and travelled to Jeju along with her mom on March 20.
Although the daughter began exhibiting flu-like symptoms on March 21, they each stayed in Jeju for 4 extra days. Both examined optimistic for Covid-19.
They had come into contact with 47 folks in 20 totally different areas, mentioned CNN quoting native officers.
“Jeju Province has filed a civil go well with towards the pair at Jeju District Court looking for damages of 132 million received (RM466,310). In addition to the municipal authorities, plaintiffs embrace two Jeju residents who’ve needed to quarantine since interacting with the ladies and two companies on the island that have been compelled to shut,“ learn the report on CNN.
Jeju authorities expressed hope that the punishment meted out to the duo will ship a transparent message to those that show a blatant disregard for the actions taken by the state to take care of the pandemic.
“I hope to ship a powerful warning towards actions that threaten the lethal battle of the medical employees, the endeavour of the illness prevention employees, and the participation of our folks in their battle towards coronavirus,“ Jeju Governor Won Hee-ryong mentioned in a press release.