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AFP
May 27, 2020

S Korean jailed for breaking quarantine; Indonesia deploys troops

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AFP
May 27, 2020

HONG KONG: Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the coronavirus pandemic:

South Korean quarantine breaker jailed: 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 where 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.

No vaccine, no school in the Philippines: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says students will only go back to school if a coronavirus vaccine is available.

Schools were shut in March and children were due to return to classes at the end of August. "Unless I am sure that they are really safe, it´s useless to be talking about opening of classes," the president said Monday.