According to the above news Zingnews.vn, PLO, On the morning of March 30, the People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City opened a trial for the defendant Duong Tan Hau (born in 1992, living in Hoc Mon district), for the crime of spreading dangerous infectious diseases to people (point c, clause 1, article). 240, Penal Code).
At the court hearing this morning, the defense lawyer for defendant Duong Tan Hau asked the jury to summon 10 individuals and organizations as the previous petition, including the Ministry of Transport, Vietnam Airlines (VNA), the Management Board of the storage facility, and the Ministry of Transport. Vietnam Airlines, Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and related Covid-19 prevention and control steering committees.
However, the jury found that these individuals and organizations had testimonies as well as documents sent to the investigating agency. Therefore, the court disagreed with this recommendation.
According to the decision to bring the case to trial, the court summoned 5 individuals who have related rights and obligations, including: Mr. Nguyen Tang Hau (SN 1993), Lieu Minh Sang (SN 1988), Ms. Nguyen Tuyet Nhi (SN 1993), baby Du Gia Huy (SN 2019, is legally represented by her father, Mr. Du Phat Dai) and Ms. Nguyen Thi Tinh (SN 1992).
Considering this is a serious case, the defendant Hau himself is also capable of recognizing the dangerous nature of the Covid-19 epidemic, but is still subjective and does not strictly comply with the regulations on isolation at the place of residence, in order to spread the virus. Therefore, the jury decided to sentence Duong Tan Hau to 2 years of suspended prison for the crime of “spreading dangerous infectious diseases to people”. The defendant’s probationary period is 4 years.
At the court, the defendant Hau sincerely testified and expressed regret. The defendant admitted that his unintentional mistake caused the consequences. The defendant apologized to BN 1347, 1348, 1349. By the way, the defendant also apologized to the entire community. If there is an opportunity, the defendant volunteered to continue participating in anti-epidemic activities, using his knowledge and experience to continue participating in the frontline against the epidemic if possible.
According to the indictment, on November 14, 2020, Hau and VNA’s flight crew returned to Vietnam from Japan and were sampled for Covid-19 testing, isolated in concentrated isolation at VNA’s concentrated isolation area.
After two tests were negative, Hau was quarantined by staff in the concentrated isolation area of VNA until the end of November 28, 2020. However, during the isolation process at the concentrated isolation area, the male flight attendant had direct contact with 2 other infected people.
In addition, when isolated at the locality, Hau continued to violate the isolation regulations when leaving the inn and going out with LMS to eat and drink coffee. On November 22, 2020, the accused also took an English test at Hutech University.
On November 28, 2020, Hau tested positive for Covid-19. On November 30, 2020, Mr. LMS and his 2 F1 cases were also found to be positive for Covid-19.
Regarding the level of damage in the case, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health determined that the damage caused by Hau spreading the disease to the community was nearly 2.8 billion VND, including the cost of testing and screening schools. F1 and F2 combination.
Regarding the costs used to conduct medical isolation of cases due to contact with positive patients involved in the case, the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City and districts determined the cost to be more than 1, 6 billion dong. Since then, the indictment determines that the total material damage in this case is more than 4.4 billion VND.
The indictment also determined that the non-material damage in the case affected the lives of more than 2,000 people in Ho Chi Minh City, including 861 people in concentrated isolation and 1,400 people isolated at home.