Police confirm quarantine violators can be jailed for 1 year

Police confirm quarantine violators can be jailed for 1 year

HEAD of the Public Information Office (Karopenmas) of the Public Relations Division of the National Police, Brigadier General Pol. Rusdi Hartono said that people who violate health quarantine activities can be sentenced to a one-year prison term and / or a fine of Rs100 million.

“If the public violates the health quarantine law, they could face a sentence of one year in prison and / or a fine of 100 million rupees,” Rusdi Hartono said on Thursday’s broadcast. on the productive dialogue titled Mandatory Quarantine for All, for a Pandemic-Free Indonesia, which was broadcast live on YouTube channel FMB9ID_IKP, today.

In addition to being regulated by Law No. 6 of 2018 regarding sanitary quarantine, public disturbances in the management of outbreaks of infectious diseases are also regulated by Law No. 4 of 1984 regarding outbreaks of infectious diseases.

Residents who are not disciplined in handling infectious disease outbreaks, Rusdi said, can receive penalties in the form of a one-year prison sentence and / or a fine of up to Rs 1 million. . The sanctions refer to Article 14 of Law No. 4 of 1984.

“It is two laws and several articles that are used. Now, how to make sure that the regulations can work well,” said Rusdi.

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Quoting the words of the head of the national police, General Pol. Listyo Sigit Prabowo, Rusdi said that it was important to ensure the comfort of the quarantined residents in order to avoid the occurrence of unwanted actions, such as escaping from the quarantine place before the end of the duration of the quarantine.

In addition, he also recalled that each region must be able to ensure the implementation of health protocols by all layers of society while respecting and following existing rules.

If the whole community is committed to preventing COVID-19 from spreading again in Indonesia, of course, the rules and instructions contained in the circular of the COVID-19 Task Force (Satgas) must be seriously applied by the community.

“In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially for people coming from abroad,” Rusdi said. (Ant / OL-4)


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