16 Arrested For Violating Home-Quarantine

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) announced that authorities arrested 16 individuals who violated the terms of home quarantine on 29th March 2020.

The ministry said they have proceeded the cases to prosecution. The home quarantine guidelines are approved by health authorities and are part of precautionary measures to combat the spread of coronavirus.

MOPH asks all citizens and residents under home quarantine to adhere to the directions of the authorities to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone.

The ministry said the arrest is part of the measures in force in the country and approved by the health authorities.

The ministry asks all citizens and residents in home-quarantine to follow the conditions set by the health ministry for their own safety and others.

The ministry statement stressed whoever violates the conditions will expose himself to the penalties in line with the provisions of Article 253 of the Penal Code No. 11 of 2004, and the provisions of Law No. 17 of 1990 regarding prevention of infectious diseases, and Law No. 17 of 2002 on the protection of the community.

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