Posted by : Aahil Shaik Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Ministry of Interior announces Provisions and Penalties for violating Coronavirus Measures
The Ministry of Interior announces strict measures and penalties against those violates precautionary measure undertaken with the concern for the health and safety of citizens and expatriates and to combat with the Coronavirus pandemic. See Also : Ministry sets rules for companies on deducting salaries by 40%
First : A person or private sector establishments or their employees or those who violates the precautionary measures and preventive measures taken by the concerned authorities to confront the Corona pandemic, shall be punished with a fine of not less than 1,000 SR and not more than 100,000 SR, or jail term for a period of not less than a month or not exceeding 1 year or both imprisonment and a fine, with the facility closed for a period not exceeding 6 months if necessary. - In the event of repeating the violation, the penalty shall be doubled, The penalty amount for each violation shall be determined according to a classification schedule that includes each violation and the corresponding penalty, and it shall be approved by the Minister of Interior in agreement with the Minister of Health.
Second : Whoever uses the permit or permission granted to move around at the time of the curfew in a manner other than what is assigned to him, shall be punished with a fine of not less than 10,000 SR and not exceeding 100,000 SR or jail term for a period of not less than 1 month and not exceeding 1 year, or both jail term and fine together, with the withdrawal of the permit and cancellation of permission.
Third : Whoever violates the instructions of isolation or quarantine shall be punished with a fine not more than 200,000 SR, or jail term for a period not more than 2 years, or jail term and a fine together. In the event of a repeating the offense, the penalty will be doubled than last time.
Fourth : Whoever deliberately transmits the infection to others shall be punished with a fine not more than 500,000 SR, or jail term for a period not more than 5 years, or jail term and the fine together. In the event of a repeating the offense, the penalty imposed will be doubled than last time. Read : We will take strict and painful measures to fight economic downfall
Fifth : Whoever facilitates those does not require the nature of his work or circumstances to obtain a permit or permission to move around at the time of the curfew is penalized with a fine of not less than 10,000 SR and not more than 100,000 SR or jail term for a period of not less than 1 month or Over 1 year or imprisonment and fine together. In the event of a repeating the offense, the penalty imposed will be doubled than last time.
Sixth : Whoever broadcasts a rumor spread about the Corona pandemic emerging through social media platforms and its applications or its circulation, or publishing false information that could cause panic, or incites to violate the relevant procedures and measures, shall be punished with a fine of not less than 100,000 SR And it does not exceed 1 million riyals, or imprisonment for a period of not less than 1 year and not exceeding 5 years or both imprisonment and a fine. In the event of repeating the offense, the penalty imposed will be doubled than last time.
Seventh : If the violator of any of the previous clauses is an expatriate of the Kingdom, then he will be deported from the Kingdom and his re-entry into Saudi Arabia will be banned forever. Recommend : Saudi Police arrested a citizen for spreading rumor of re-opening of mosques
Eighth : The application of the penalties stipulated in the previous clauses shall not prejudice any other punishment prescribed by Sharia or law.
Ninth : The fine penalties, the closure of the companies and the deportation are imposed by a decision of the Minister of Interior or whoever he authorizes and the number of penalties imposed in each region is announced daily.
Tenth : In the event that the prison sentence is applied to any of the violators, the violator shall be referred to the Public Prosecution to take the necessary measures regarding it in order. Read : Saudi Arabia to conduct mass community screening to fight Corona virus
Eleventh : The Minister of Justice shall form 1 or more committee from 3 legal experts who will deal with grievances against decisions to impose a fine or the closure of the establishment.
Twelfth : A person against whom a decision has been issued may impose a fine or the closure of the firm, Grievance against him before the committee referred to in Clause (eleventh), within a period not exceeding 10 days from the date of informing him of the decision, and the committee’s decision in this regard will be final, acquiring the status of peremptory status and not subject to appeal before any other party.
Thirteenth : The implementation of the jail term referred to in the preceding clauses for violators after the exceptional circumstances of the emerging Corona Virus pandemic. You may Like : Indian nationals who want to return home country fill the form
Fourteenth : The authorities supervising the private sector establishments and the concerned security authority as the case may control the violations stipulated in the previous clauses and edit a record thereof, in preparation for referring it to the Ministry of Interior to take the necessary system in this regard.
The source pointed out that the Ministry of Interior will announce a regulation to reduce gatherings, and whoever violates its provisions will apply the penalties in between 1,000 SR and 100,000 SR or jail term for a month or a year or both.