Wed, 03 June 2020
Six defendants have been fined BD 1000 each by The Lower Criminal Court for violating home quarantine imposed on them to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The Public Prosecution received a notification from the Public Health Directorate that six persons had violated home quarantine imposed on them after contact with people infected with coronavirus (COVID-19). Through follow-up, it has been found out that the six persons did not adhere to self-confinement and left their homes on different dates.
The Public Prosecution launched an investigation as soon as it had received the notifications and interrogated the defendants who admitted to violating the home quarantine. It referred them to the Lower Criminal Court which issued its afore-mentioned verdict.
On the other hand, the Public Prosecution launched an investigation into notifications received from the Public Health Directorate against 27 defendants who failed to comply with home quarantine. It also conducted an investigation with five defendants for breaching a ministerial edict on closing commercial outlets to prevent the spread of the pandemic. After interrogating the defendants, the Public Prosecution released them on a bail pending investigation.
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