Second violation of quarantine rules to be punishable up to 6 years imprisonment
24 April, 2020
Second violation of quarantine rules to be punishable up to 6 years imprisonment
Parliament introduced new norms in the Criminal Code and the Code of Administrative Offenses of Georgia. Repeated violation of state of emergency and quarantine rules will be punishable by up to 6 years in prison. Mamuka Mdinaradze, leader of the parliamentary majority, explained that physical persons would be fined with GEL 3 000 for violating the quarantine and/or isolation rules for a first violation, while the fine imposed on legal entities for violating quarantine and/or isolation rules would be set at
GEL 15 000.

Anri Okhanashvili, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Legal Affairs, said regarding the amendments that they had not tightened anything and the recently adopted amendments would not be used under the current state of emergency.

Under the current state of emergency, violation of quarantine and isolation rules will be punishable by up to 3 years in prison.

“I would like to explain to the public that we have made changes to the Criminal Code that concerns not only the violation of the state of emergency, but the martial regime as well, and the changes provide for a responsibility of up to 6 years in prison in case of repeated violation” - Anri Okhanashvili said.

Georgia declared a state of emergency on March 21 and extended it to May 22. Nationwide ban on driving private vehicles is in force until April 27. All these measures were taken to lower the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

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