Controversy is arising over the behavior of the preliminary candidate of Busan Mayor Lee Eon-ju in relation to Corona 19. After this preliminary candidate election camp was informed of the penalty for violating the quarantine guidelines, the preliminary candidate was also in danger of entering self-isolation as the circumstances of close contact with the confirmed case were revealed.
Putting together the words of Busan City and Busanjin-gu on the 14th, five confirmed patients, including four Busan citizens and one Gimhae citizen in Gyeongsangnam-do, went to the events held on the 30th and 5th of last month at the Busanjin-gu election office of this prospective candidate. Busanjin-gu received a list of attendees from this preliminary candidate on the 9th, with 70 attending the event on the 30th of last month and 44 attending the event on the 5th.
On the 13th, Busanjin-gu notified the preliminary candidate election office of a penalty of 1.5 million won for violating the group ban order. The target of the penalty is the operator of the election office. The preliminary candidate may state his or her opinion by the 29th, and if there are no special circumstances thereafter, the penalty will be confirmed.
Busan has been in the 2.5 stage of social distancing since the 15th of last month, so up to 49 participants are allowed. The preliminary candidate protested that not all 70 people attended the ceremony for the presentation of the appointment ceremony for the Citizen Camp appointment at 7 pm on the 30th of last month, but that it was a cumulative total who visited the election office on the same day, but Busanjin-gu decided that 70 people attended the ceremony for the presentation of the appointment ceremony for the citizen camp appointment.
There’s no name on the list, miss the golden time
This preliminary candidate missed the golden time of the Corona 19 prosecution. This preliminary candidate only received the Corona 19 test on the 12th. It was four days after Busanjin-gu first notified the preliminary candidate election office that “a confirmed person visited this preliminary candidate election office.” An official from Busanjin-gu said, “The prosecutor’s guide was not provided in time because the name of this candidate was not in the list submitted by this candidate.”
The prolonged prosecution of this prospective candidate is also controversial. Busanjin-gu confirmed on the candidate’s blog that the candidate took a picture with the Gimhae-si confirmed candidate who went to the election office on the 5th, and informed the official of the candidate for examination on the morning of the 12th, but this candidate was the afternoon of the same day. It was only after a press conference at the Busan City Council briefing room that he was examined at a temporary screening clinic in front of Busan City Hall.
There are also suspicions that the preliminary candidate did not deliberately visit a temporary screening clinic to digest the scheduled election schedule. According to the COVID-19 quarantine guidelines, if they come into contact with a confirmed person, they are advised to go to the nearest public health center and undergo an examination. If you are tested at a public health center, you must self-isolate until the test results are available, but the temporary screening clinic does not have to self-isolate until the test results are available.
One quarantine official said, “The temporary screening clinic has a day later than the public health center. “I think it was inappropriate for this prospective candidate to be tested at the temporary screening clinic because if the candidate was negative, but if it was positive, the number of contacts could be increased due to delay in isolation for at least one day.”
It is also controversial that this preliminary candidate was omitted from self-isolation. Busanjin-gu said that the preliminary candidate was classified as an active surveillance target, managed by public officials calling twice a day because they said that they left after about three minutes from the event attended by the confirmed person.
Even a handshake in a 15 minute speech
However, if you look at the YouTube video of the event on the 5th, this prospective candidate wearing a mask, giving a speech for about 15 minutes, giving an appointment letter, and shaking hands with the attendees. After checking the video, Busanjin-gu announced on the 14th that it would put this preliminary candidate in self-isolation.
The preliminary candidate Lee Eon-ju explained, “The person in charge who received a call from the public health center informed this candidate late and the examination was delayed.” This preliminary candidate
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