COVID-19: Government introduces up to MVR 5,000 fine for quarantine violations

The government, on Sunday, amended the regulation on quarantine and isolation centres, to impose a fine of up to MVR 5,000 for violating quarantine orders

Aug 31, 2020
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The government, on Sunday, amended the regulation on quarantine and isolation centres, to impose a fine of up to MVR 5,000 for violating quarantine orders.

As per the newly added provisions, any individual that fails to adhere to quarantine or isolation orders issued by relevant bodies must pay MVR 2,500 as a fine following the initial violation. The second and third violations will result in fines of MVR 2,500 and MVR 3,500 respectively. A fine of MVR 5,000 will be levied for all subsequent violations.

Maldives Police Service will oversee the implementation of the new regulation which came into effect on August 30. For islands without police bases, the local councils will implement the regulation.

Maldives currently records total 7,667 confirmed and 2,597 active COVID-19 cases, along with 5,036 recoveries and 28 deaths.


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