Chinese traveler arrested after fleeing covid isolation, Korean police say

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The arrest ended a two-day manhunt in South Korea for the traveler, who faces up to one year in prison or nearly $7,900 in fines if convicted.

Police in Incheon, a city of about 3 million near Seoul that is home to the country’s main airport, confirmed to The Washington Post that they had arrested the traveler, putting an end to a two-day manhunt. The search brought renewed attention to imported coronavirus cases, with almost a third of short-term visitors arriving from China testing positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, according to South Korean health officials.

The visitor, a man in his 40s, tested positive at Incheon Airport and went missing while waiting to be admitted to an isolation facility, Kim Joo-young, a health official, said at a briefing Wednesday. CCTV footage showed the man at a supermarket near the isolationThe traveler — who had been placed on a wanted list — faces up to one year in prison or nearly $7,900 in fines if convicted, Kim said.

Authorities did not name the suspect and it was not immediately clear if he had legal representation. Arrivals from China are required as of this week to get a coronavirus test upon arrival in South Korea, where people must isolate for seven days if they test positive. Starting Thursday, travelers from China must also provide a negative test result when they enter the country, said Choi Seung-ho, a spokesman for the Korean Disease Control and Prevention Agency. The United States will institute a similar policy Thursday.


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South Korea must stop being a western puppet state.

These Asians need to get over their fascism

lol chinese people just do not give a fck. i was at Windsor Castle, taking a tour, and theres a huge sign with a big 'no cameras' picture. the chinese tourists didnt give 2 shits..they all whipped out their ipads and started clicking away. no fcks given at all

Nonsense. You treat people this way and claim you want amnesty. Fuck that. Nuremberg 2 must happen and must happen now.

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