- Mar 4, 2010
Eric Torales is facing 15 years for failing to self isolate
A CORONAVIRUS “spreader” is facing 15 years in jail after reportedly infecting 11 people at a birthday bash with the killer disease.
Eric Torales flouted self-isolation rules in Argentina to attend a family friend’s 15th birthday celebrations when he returned from the US.
The day before he attended the party in Buenos Aires, the government imposed a new law stating anyone who returns to Argentina from another country must self-isolate.
There are now fears the 24-year-old could have infected at least 11 people at the party including a 15-year-old girl, Todo Noticias reports.
Two elderly people aged 76 and 79 are also understood to be infected, with around 20 others placed in isolation.
Health officials are now hunting anyone else who had contact with Torales since he returned to Argentina on March 13.
Torales fell ill five days after the bash, which was attended by around 100 people, and was later tested positive for coronavirus in hospital.
He is now facing 15 days in jail if charged and later convicted of spreading a contagious disease.
Source: Man, 24, could face 15 years in prison for 'infecting' 11 people with coronavirus at a party