Covid-19 outbreak: Jump quarantine, face punishment, says Delhi govt order – delhi news

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Home / News from Delhi / Covid-19 Flash : Skip the quarantine, the face of punishment, says the government of Delhi.

The judges of Districthave been instructed, through their surveillance teams, to conduct a thorough investigation into these persons and to ensure that the mandatory 14-day home quarantine is carried out.

Delhi
updated : 23. March 2020 07:38 ECT

Police officers set up a barricade in a desert area in Connot Place, New Delhi. Police officers set up a barricade in a desert area in Connot Place, New Delhi. [Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO]

On Sunday, the Government of Delhi reaffirmed its strict measures against those quarantined under the Epidemics Act. According to this, since 1. In March, about 35,000 people from abroad returned to the city.

The District Judges have been requested, through their surveillance teams, to conduct a thorough investigation into these persons and to ensure that the mandatory 14-day home quarantine is carried out. The Regulation stipulates that even those who come into contact with such a person must remain in quarantine for 14 days. For those who do not comply with the quarantine, a separate order has been issued. It is just a matter of repeating what was said in the notification of the Epidemics Act. This gives the DMs the authority to act and always register an FIR and to send people who have gone through quarantine back to the hospital or home, said a Ministry of Health official.

Failure to comply with the order can result in a prison sentence of one month and/or a fine of 200 rupees, and if the act endangers people’s lives, the punishment can be up to six months imprisonment and/or a fine of 1,000 rupees.

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