Republic strengthens responsibility for violation of requirements aimed at counteracting spread of COVID-19

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On 6 May, a legislative act came into force, providing for amendments to the DPR Law “On administrative responsibility for the violation of the requirements aimed at counteracting the spread of a new coronavirus infection”.

These amendments provide for the administrative responsibility of citizens for non-compliance with the rules of conduct, anti-epidemiological measures and requirements when introducing a regime of high alert and (or) emergency situation established by the Head of the DPR, the Government of the DPR in the form of a warning or an administrative fine in the amount of 100 to 500 rubles. Repeating commission of the offence provides for the imposition of a fine in the amount of 1000 to 5000 rubles. If these actions (inaction) entailed harm to human health or death of a person, if these actions (inaction) do not contain a criminal offense, the offender may be subject to an administrative fine in the amount of 30000 to 50000 rubles.

In addition, administrative liability is provided for a person with suspected a new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) evading from the examination, compulsory self-isolation or compulsory hospitalization. Ignoring the listed requirements provides for the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of 5000 to 10000 rubles.

The unauthorized abandonment of a place of compulsory self-isolation or hospitalization by a person with suspected COVID-19 entails the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of 10000 to 20000 rubles.

If these actions are committed by a person with a new coronavirus infection, then an administrative fine in the amount of 20000 to 40000 rubles may be imposed on him/her.

Also, innovation was the establishment of administrative responsibility for the distribution in the media, as well as in information and telecommunication networks, of deliberately unreliable socially significant information under the guise of reliable messages.

Officials of the body exercising state sanitary and epidemiological supervision, officials of internal affairs bodies and state security bodies are authorized to draw up protocols on administrative offenses, depending on the consequences of the committed acts.