The bill on criminal liability for violations of quarantine adopted in the first reading

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the Russian state Duma in plenary session adopted in first reading a bill that increases penalties for infringement sanitary-epidemiological rules.

In particular, the bill considers the case of death of a person due to the violation of a citizen of the quarantine mode in the results of deliberate creation threats of mass disease of people. For it is proposed to punish by a fine in the amount from 1 to 2 million people, or deprivation of the opportunity to work in a certain profession or by deprivation of liberty for a term up to five years.

If the violation of the quarantine resulted in mass disease, but it was not planned, then the recovery is limited to the amount from 500 thousand to 1 million rubles. In addition, a possible prison term of up to three years or deprivation of the ability to engage in certain activities for the same period.

the Most severe is the punishment for violation of the quarantine mode, which will sicken and die two or more people. In this case, the bill proposes to sentence to imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven years.

Previously, the Russian government has approved amendments to administrative responsibility for violation of the quarantine regime. It introduces a system of fines, which depends on the degree of severity of the consequences of violations of the isolation and status of a citizen.

the Initiative to introduce amendments to the administrative code made by the government. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin noted that currently unacceptably careless attitude to their health and the health of others.

Earlier, the criminal case was initiated against the resident of the Crimea. He violated the regime of self-isolation, with the result that infected one of the employees of the medical center, which he visited.

Russia currently registered 1836 cases of infection with coronavirus in 71 regions of the country.

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