translated from Spanish: Quarantine and prevention of crimes «against public health» mandatory

The national government will publish in the coming hours the decree that makes quarantine mandatory for those who have returned from countries with the circulation of coronavirus. The decree is working with the Ministry of Legal and Technical, the chief of staff and the Ministry of Health.Within the measures that the Government will make known by the pandemic, sanctions are provided under the framework of «crimes against public health», established in the Penal Code.

Chapter IV houses the offences and Article 202 in particular provides for sentences of 3 to 15 years in prison for those who spread «a dangerous and contagious disease to people».» Where any of the facts provided for in the previous articles is committed by recklessness, negligence, improlocation in their art or profession or for non-compliance with the duties in their care, a fine of WEIGHTS FIVE MIL ($5,000) shall be imposed on WEIGHTS HUNDRED MIL ($100,000); if illness or death results, imprisonment of SIX (6) months to FIVE (5) years shall apply,» Article 203 supplements.

I convened a meeting with the national cabinet, representatives of health entities and expert scientists to address the problem of Coronavirus.Es important that the population has adequate information and that we ensure the appropriate response of the health system.—Alberto Fernandez (@alferdez)
March 11, 2020

The lent will be for ines to have traveled to China, South Korea, Japan, Iran, Italy, Spain, France, Germany and the United States.

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