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Instructions about trial over crimes related to COVID-19 are now ready for use

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The Official Dispatch No. 45/TANDTC-PC regarding trial of crimes related to prevention and control of COVID-19.

This document provides instructions about several criminal charges prescribed in the Penal Code as follows: 

- Persons informed of their infection with the disease, persons suspected of being infected with the disease or persons returning from covid-19-hit areas that have received quarantine notices will be charged with crimes if they commit the following violations:

+ Fleeing from quarantine zones; failing to comply with quarantine regulations;

+ Refusing or evading self-isolation or compulsory quarantine procedures;

+ Do not make health quarantine declaration, incompletely or fraudulently make health quarantine declaration.

If one of the aforesaid acts leads to transmission of Covid-19 to others, the violator will be charged with a crime of spreading communicable diseases to people as prescribed in point c of clause 1 of Article 240.

- Persons posting fake, misleading or confusing information about Covid-19 developments that may frighten the public via computer or telecommunications networks will be charged with a crime of illegal use of computer and telecommunications networks as per Article 288 in the Penal Code.  

Cases related to prevention and control of Covid-19 must be tried during the Covid-19 outbreak period provided that disease prevention and control regulations are strictly observed.

For more details, please read the Official Dispatch No. 45/TANDTC-PC dated March 30, 2020.



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