Japanese arrested for refusing two weeks of isolation in South Korea Corona Virus May 22 at 4:58
A Japanese man in his 20s has been arrested by police for refusing to be quarantined in South Korea, which requires two weeks of isolation for foreign visitors to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
According to a police station in Seoul, South Korea, this Japanese man, in his 20s, was arrested on suspicion of violating the Infectious Disease Prevention Act on 21 January for refusing to be quarantined for two weeks after entering South Korea on February 2 last month.
In South Korea, in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, it is mandatory for foreign visitors to be quarantined for two weeks, but the men did not follow the instructions of the health authorities and went out on a combined eight occasions to use restaurants and other facilities.
The police, who were charged by the local government, confirmed the fact that they had gone out of the house, including surveillance camera footage and the history of the use of the person’s credit card, and arrested the man because he denied the charges and was likely to escape.
The Japanese Embassy in Seoul says it has confirmed that a Japanese man has been arrested by police, and is trying to get in touch with the South Korean side to understand the situation in detail.