Public Prosecution orders immediate action against quarantine violations

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Manama,  Mar. 14(BNA): An individual who violated the home self-isolation procedures and came into contact with other people has been placed at the quarantine facility run by the Ministry of Health.

 

The Public Prosecution interrogated him and ordered his compulsory quarantining after investigating  a notification from the Directorate of Public Health.

 

The Public Prosecution urged strict commitment to the health measures undertaken by the competent authorities to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

Attorney General, Head of the Public Prosecutor’s Technical Bureau Chancellor Harun Alzayani said that these include the border procedures and the other preventive measures being enforced countrywide.

 

He said that the Public Prosecution would deal firmly,  within the framework of the law, with anyone who fails to comply with the mandatory procedures imposed by the competent authorities or seeks to impede their implementation in any way.

 

 The Public Prosecution has stressed commitment to mandatory measures to isolate the infected or suspected cases, warning that it would take immediate action against any violation of the law on public health and the measures undertaken to protect social health and safety.

 

“The stance is  line with the strenuous efforts undertaken by all Government departments and state agencies and in coordination with the Ministry of Health to enforce the rule of the law ”, said chancellor Alzayani.

 

Public Prosecutor Dr. Ali bin Fadhl Al-Bouainain had issued circular 4 of 2020 stipulating directives to take immediate action against any violation  of the quarantining of infected or suspected cases.

 

The directives outlined rules and mechanisms for dealing with suspected and infected cases, in case they violate the isolation rules and procedures.

 

They also stipulate coordination with the Ministry of Health to impose isolation procedures on the violator until until recovery. 

AHN