by Dr Rene Darmanin – Junior Associate
As announced by the Health Authorities, some persons suffering from the Covid-19 virus are either hospitalised or else, in other minor cases where medical practitioners believe that the patient does not require hospitalisation, said patient is required to self-isolate and recover at home.
Prior to the publication of Legal Notice 99 of 2020, which came into force yesterday evening, all people under mandatory quarantine – including both confirmed cases as well those cases of precautionary quarantine – had been liable for a fine of €3,000 each time they were found in breach of orders.
Through Legal Notice 99 of 2020 such fine has now been raised to €10,000 for those persons diagnosed as suffering from COVID-19 who are ordered to self-isolate. An order requiring virus-confirmed patients and their cohabitants to self-isolate shall remain in force until the Superintendent of Public Health orders otherwise.
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