2 Quarantine Violators Electronically Tagged

  • Arirang News

    May 07, 2020 08:28

    Two people had the dubious distinction of being the first to wear electronic tags on their wrists for violating quarantine rules.

    Health authorities said the two were wearing the devices from 6 p.m. Tuesday and will have to keep them on for the rest of their self-quarantine period. One was caught in Daegu visiting a coffee shop, and the other in Busan walking near a school.

    People wait in line at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul on Wednesday as it reopens after a couple of months' closure.

    The central government announced the controversial electronic tags in late April. Quarantine violators can refuse to wear them but will then be interned in a government facility at their own expense, so they effectively have no choice.

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