Convicts Sentenced for Violating COVID-19 Preemptive measures

by BTM

Thu, 23 April 2020

Convicts Sentenced for Violating COVID-19 Preemptive measures

The Lower Criminal Court imposed fines ranging from BD 1000 to BD 5000 on eight convicts accused of not following Bahrain’s health measures to combat coronavirus (COVID-19) and prevent its outbreak.

The Public Prosecution received notifications from the Public Health Directorate on violation of home quarantine imposed on seven people after coming in contact with people infected with the novel coronavirus. During follow-up, it was found out that they violated self-confinement and left their homes on different dates.

A female beauty salon worker was also accused of infringing a ministerial decision to close beauty salons to prevent COVID-19 outbreak by providing services at home.

The Public Prosecution launched an investigation, questioned the defendants and ordered they be released on bail and referred them to the Lower Criminal Court which issued its afore-mentioned verdict.

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