Gulf countries apply imprisonment penalties or a fine against anyone who exposes others to infection with the Coronavirus
In the UAE:
The Ministry of Justice stated that it will punish people who refuse to inform the concerned authority whenever they know or suspect that any person has been infected or died of any of the communicable diseases within 24 hours. Either imprisonment or a fine of not less than 10 thousand dirhams and not more than 50 thousand dirhams, or both penalties
The same penalty also applies to anyone who refuses to go to the Ministry or the health authority to receive treatment, advice and awareness of the risks of infection and ways of transmission when knowing that he suffers from an existing disease, and to everyone who does not adhere to preventive measures, implement medical prescriptions and adhere to the instructions given to him, with the aim of preventing Without transmitting the infection to others.
It is also worth noting that he is punished with imprisonment for a period not exceeding 5 years and a fine of no less than 50 thousand dirhams and no more than 100 thousand dirhams, or one of these two penalties, anyone who knows that he suffers from a communicable disease and intentionally comes with any behavior that results in the transmission of the disease to others, In the event of a repeat offense, the prison term shall be doubled.
The Cabinet urged esteemed citizens not to travel abroad, and the Cabinet stressed to continue to take strict precautionary measures and preventive measures to combat the Corona Virus (Kovid 19) and prevent its spread by taking legal measures against everyone who exposes others to infection by refraining from implementing any measure to prevent the spread of the disease, including non-compliance With a domestic stone, and its conditions for applying the maximum penalties stipulated in the Public Health Law No. (34) for the year 2018, which are punishable by imprisonment for a period of no less than 3 months, and a fine of no less than 1,000 dinars, and no more than 10,000 dinars, or one of these two penalties, as the cabinet called on Palmoa Dear nin take the utmost caution and not be tolerated in the prevention, special procedures in light of the spread of the virus Corona emerging in several parts of the world.
In Saudi Arabia:
One of the legal advisors asserted in a statement about the punishment of those who violate the curfew, that for those who deliberately spit on the handles of the doors of shops, cars or metal money in order to transmit the infection, their crimes are listed according to Article 2/36 / A of the terrorist crime system and its financing as a use of biological weapons and its punishment is imprisonment Duration of up to 20 years. ”
He concluded by saying: “I would like to make clear that every citizen or resident must take the matter at this serious and critical stage seriously because the regular penalties in cases of epidemics and disasters tend to sympathize with the fact that the wrongful act presupposes bad faith and suspicion is interpreted against the accused other than the wrongful acts committed in the normal conditions. In which he provides good faith and interprets doubt in the interest of the accused.