A Chinese man who refused to be quarantined and fled after being confirmed during the immigration process was caught by the police.
This man stayed at a hotel in Seoul with his wife who entered the country together, and he is known to have even gone out.
This is reporter Kim Deok-hyun.
Yesterday (5th) daytime, in front of a hotel in Jung-gu, Seoul.
A police vehicle arrives, and after a while, a man dressed in white is dragged away by the police from both sides.
This is Mr. A, a 41-year-old Chinese who refused to quarantine and ran away on the 3rd.
This is a hotel where a Chinese man stayed.
This man was caught by the police while staying in a room on the 16th floor here.
[Hotel officials: Detectives came in droves.
You know we're guests.
I don't know if that person is like that, so there are so many Chinese here...
It was confirmed that Mr. A got out of the temporary quarantine facility in Jung-gu, Incheon and took a taxi to the hotel.
I also booked a hotel on the way, and my wife, who tested negative for corona unlike her husband at the immigration inspection, also joined.
Mr. A is known to have been with his wife for two days and went out with a confirmed condition.
The police charged Mr. A with violating the Infectious Disease Prevention Act and transferred him to a temporary quarantine facility where he fled three days ago.
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It was found that Mr. A, who had traveled to and from Korea and China 5 times, answered that he was for 'medical purposes' when entering the country this time.
The police plan to consult with the quarantine authorities on how and when to investigate Mr. A.
This is because Mr. A is a confirmed case and must be quarantined for 7 days.
After the investigation, a decision is made on whether to file criminal charges, forced departure, and entry restrictions for a certain period of time through consultation with the relevant authorities.
(Video coverage: Kang Dong-cheol, video editing: Park Jeong-sam, VJ: Kim Jong-gap · Noh Jae-min)