China Jailing Cargo Workers for 4 Years over Dubious Claim Coronavirus Came from Abroad

China Jailing Cargo Workers for 4 Years over Dubious Claim Coronavirus Came from Abroad


A court in China’s northeastern port city of Dalian sentenced three former employees of a local cargo handling company to roughly four years in prison last week after convicting them of violating anti-coronavirus protocol at their place of work and subsequently causing a local outbreak of the Chinese coronavirus, the Global Times reported on Tuesday.

“The three defendants, two surnamed Fu and one surnamed Zhang … were sentenced to jail for the crime of violating the rules of prevention and treatment of infectious disease,” the Chinese state-run newspaper revealed on January 11. The court additionally fined the company that employed the defendants “800,000 yuan ($125,478)” for the offense.

“Zhang neglected his supervision over operating personnel who did not wear masks according to requirements

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