South Korea jails man for 4 months for breaking quarantine rules

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A South Korean man was jailed for four months on Tuesday for breaking coronavirus quarantine rules, authorities said, in the country’s first such prison sentence.

The man, 27, left home while under 14-day self-isolation and was then moved to a quarantine facility, which he also left without permission.

South Korea endured one of the worst early outbreaks of the virus, but appears to have largely brought the spread under control thanks to an extensive “trace, test and treat” programme, AFP reports.