February 8th – In September 2020, a 24-year-old Indonesian crew member was arranged to stay in an isolation hotel in Seoul after entering South Korea.
Unexpectedly, he dug a hole with bare hands five hours before he was released from quarantine. Recently, a South Korean court sentenced the man to eight months in prison and two years suspended, considering his reflective attitude and not causing the spread of COVID-19.
According to South Korea’s MBC News on the 8th, the man lived on the first floor of the hotel.
His room had a temporary wall 10cm thick and sandwich structure. Because of its proximity to the flower bed, the soil nearby was not very hard.
After digging the hole with bare hands from the bottom of the wall, he slipped away. Most of the luggage was left in the hotel, with only passports and wallets on them.
When the hotel employee notified the man to lift the quarantine, it was found that he had escaped.
It took another three days for the man to be arrested by the police in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province.
As for why he escaped before lifting quarantine, some analysts believe that he may want to stay in South Korea illegally.