Police fine 7 for violating state of emergency

  • Georgia declared a state of emergency on March 21 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 until April 21. Failure to comply with the state of emergency results in administrative and criminal liability. Photo: Shot from Interior Ministry video

Agenda.ge, 28 Mar 2020 - 13:24, Tbilisi,Georgia

Police have fined seven individuals for violating the state of emergency rules in the Georgian regions of Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Kvemo Kartli, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Adjara and Kakheti. 

In particular, six individuals were fined with 3,000 GEL for violating self-isolation rules aimed to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

All of them have been placed under a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Yet another individual was fined with 3,000 GEL for transporting passengers on a minibus between the towns, which is banned under the state of emergency in Georgia.

The Georgian Interior Ministry released a video footage, showing police taking individuals to quarantine:

Georgia declared a state of emergency on March 21 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 until April 21.

Failure to comply with the state of emergency results in administrative and criminal liabilities:

  • a fine of 3,000 GEL for individuals and 15,000 GEL for legal entities;
  • repeat offence is punishable by three years in prison.
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