Kim Jaejoong to face punishment from KCDC for Coronavirus April Fool’s prank
On April 1, the anti-epidemic headquarters of the KCDC told media outlets, “We’re currently looking into the situation regarding Kim Jaejoong’s case. It involves the spread of false information, so we’re discussing how exactly the punishment will be carried out. The quarantine authorities are able to charge people who make malicious phone calls or incite confusion, but this requires more internal consideration because it was committed by a celebrity on social media.”
Under current laws, “crimes against obstruction of justice by a hierarchy” are charged against those who obstruct duties by deceiving or deluding government officials or state agencies.