A soldier who was in preventive quarantine at a COVID-19 quarantine facility was injured while attempting to escape from the third floor to retrieve cigarettes.

According to the Army, soldier A who came down through a window on the 3rd floor of a single executive's residence outside the territory of Yangju, Gyeonggi-do, a corona 19 containment facility at 11:30 pm on the 8th, crashed and broke an ankle.

As a result of the investigation, it was revealed that Mr. A, who had been in quarantine from the 1st due to close contact with the confirmed case, could not stand the desire to smoke and came down with three blankets tied down from the window on the third floor to obtain cigarettes, and fell off the knot from the height of the second floor. It.

Mr. A is currently being treated at a military hospital.

The Army explained that in the quarantine facility, which has been converted to an executive quarter, smoking is not allowed as a rule during the quarantine period, and meals, snacks, books and videos are provided directly to each room to quarantine soldiers.

The Army added that as soon as Mr. A's treatment is finished, it will investigate whether or not he is violating the containment order and handle it strictly.

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