Legal aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic
Governments around the world are imposing new rules and restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, from stay-at-home orders to mandatory wearing of face masks. In South Korea, a 27-year-old man has received a prison sentence for breaking self-quarantine rules. Lawsuits related to COVID-19 are piling up, with countries and private entities suing China over its handling of the outbreak. To talk more about the changing legal and regulatory landscape amid the pandemic, we sit down with Professor John Park from Handong International Law School and Raphael Rashid, a British freelance journalist. Professor Raj Bhala from the University of Kansas Law School also weighs in on the level of punishment for those violating quarantine rules. We also connect to Professor Lian-hee Wee from Hong Kong Baptist University to learn more about the latest COVID-19 situation unfolding in Hong Kong.
Segments featuring Professor Raj Bhala run at 37:37-39:06 and 43:47-45:10.