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Indonesian man deported for violating self-isolation rules

All News 17:36 April 08, 2020

SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- An Indonesian man was deported from South Korea after violating rules mandating mandatory self-isolation for international arrivals, the justice ministry said Wednesday.

The 40-year-old was deported to Indonesia on Wednesday afternoon after he was found to have falsely reported his local address and left the registered self-isolation venue, the ministry said in a press release.

Authorities tracked him down at an acquaintance's house in the southern city of Gimcheon, 234 kilometers away from Seoul, after he was not seen at the registered residence in Ansan, just outside of Seoul.

During a probe, they found out that the man, who arrived here on Saturday, had also falsely reported his local address as an accommodation he used while previously working as a chef.

An airport official explains details of self-isolation to a passenger at Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, on April 8, 2020. (Yonhap)

The ministry said it is also looking into a Vietnamese couple who left their self-isolation venue in Seoul and was found in the southern city of Gimhae, 449 kilometers away from Seoul.

The couple is also accused of illegally working here, the ministry said, saying they plan to decide on their deportation soon.

The ministry, however, added the couple may not be able to depart for Vietnam as the country is banning all Vietnam-bound flights.


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