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Wednesday , April 21 2021

Imprisonment and a fine for those who do not adhere to house quarantine

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 25: There are many reports that some Kuwaiti citizens returning from Iran do not adhere to the house quarantine until they are sure they are not infected with the new Corona virus, constitutional law expert Dr. Muhammad al-Faili confirmed reports Al Rai.

Whoever breaks the medical ban, according to Article 17 of the Health Precautions Law to prevent from communicable diseases, shall be punished by detention for a period not exceeding one month and a fine not exceeding 50 dinars, or by either of these two penalties.

Al-Faili said, “There are more severe penalties for those who violate the decisions mentioned in Article 15, concerning the emergence of a disease pandemic, up to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 3 months and a fine of no less than 50 dinars and not exceeding 200 dinars, or one of these two penalties.”

He explained that Law 8/1969 on health precautions against communicable diseases allows medical authorities to take measures that restrict the freedom of citizens, and also allows those responsible for confronting cases of infection to enter and sterilize citizens’ homes.

He further stated that this is not only something that does not violate the constitution, but it is necessary to confront the dangers whose effects go out to all people on the territory of the state.

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