BOMBSHELL: Chinese Citizens Living In U.S With COVID-19 To Face Criminal charges As They Hid Their Symptoms To Fly On Planes.
A Chinese national living in Massachusetts will face charges after lying about having coronavirus and using flu medications to hide her symptoms in order to board a flight to China.
She will face criminal charges in China according to reports where she faces 3 -7 years in jail with the high possibility she will spend it doing forced labor.
According to NBC Boston: A Biogen employee who allegedly flew from Massachusetts to Los Angeles to China and then tested positive for COVID-19 is under investigation in China for concealing her symptoms and putting fellow travelers at risk of infections, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Chinese Citizens Living In U.S With COVID-19
According to the L.A. Times, Jie Li, a Chinese citizen living in Massachusetts, became ill with coronavirus symptoms was denied testing when she went to a local hospital.
The newspaper said she decided to fly to China through Los Angeles, took fever-reducing medications before boarding the plane and lied to flight attendants.
Li is now hospitalized, and according to Chinese law, she could face up to three years of imprisonment or detention, with possible forced labor or up to seven years in prison.
According to the Boston Globe, Li did not attend the Biogen conference held in Boston in late February, but had contact with someone who did. Nearly 100 coronavirus cases have been connected to that conference.
Li, 37, lived in Belmont, Massachusetts, and the Globe said she was the associate director of biostatistics for Biogen.
Biogen confirmed Thursday that the woman was a U.S. employee of the company. In a statement, the company said Li “made the personal decision to travel to China without
informing the company and ignoring the guidance of health experts. She is no longer an employee of Biogen. We are deeply dismayed by the situation as reported by the media in China.”
“She is no longer an employee of Biogen,” the company said. “We are deeply dismayed by the situation as reported by the media in China.”
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BOMBSHELL: Chinese Citizens Living In U.S With COVID-19 To Face Criminal charges As
They Hid Their Symptoms To Fly On Planes
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