THOUSANDS ARRESTED IN CHINA FOR PANDEMIC-RELATED VIOLATIONS
China’s state prosecutor’s office has reported that nearly 5,800 people have been arrested during the pandemic for committing crimes ranging from killing health workers, selling defective medical equipment, and lying about their travel history.
One case involved a shopper that beat to death another customer who reminded him to wear a mask in a supermarket.
The Supreme People’s Procuratorate said from July, 5,797 people were arrested, and 6,755 were prosecuted.
Other cases involved alleged embezzlement of and stabbing of a health inspector.