Punishments for Breaking Coronavirus Self-Isolation Rules Published

Lauren Simmonds

As Index writes on the 15th of March, 2020, as coronavirus continues to drag the world to a standstill, people in Croatia who have been prescribed self-isolation must stay in their houses and break close contact with others.

Since this is a rather unusual situation, the term self-isolation is new to many. There have been so many situations where citizens have reported that someone has been violating self-isolation.

The most eyebrow-raising known example so far is a man who was tested for coronavirus but, before receiving the results, took his son to hospital for a blood test. The results later showed that the man was indeed positive for coronavirus.

The first fine is eight thousand kuna, which is already a huge kick in the teeth, but then they rise dramatically…

The State Inspectorate announced this afternoon what the penalties for breaking coronavirus self-isolation in the Republic of Croatia were. The first fine for failure to comply with the decision on self-isolation is, as stated, eight thousand kuna. But if self-isolation is repeatedly violated, the penalties go up – considerably. The maximum fine is an enormous 120,000 kuna, a sum few in Croatia could possibly afford to pay.

“Pursuant to the Law on the State Inspectorate (Article 127) on a natural person who doesn’t comply with the delivered decision, sanitary inspectors of the State Inspectorate will issue a misdemeanor order amounting to 8,000.00 kuna.

At the same time, sanitary inspectors of the State Inspectorate will, along with the misdemeanor order, also deliver to the offender the decision on the execution of the decision pursuant to Article 139 of the Law on General Administrative Procedure, which will reprimand the offender if he fails to comply with the order based on the issued decision of the sanitary inspectors of DIRH.

Namely: the first time in the amount of 30,000.00 kuna, the second time in the amount of 60,000.00 kuna, the third time in the amount of 120,000.00 kuna, all in accordance with Article 142 of the Law on General Administrative Procedure.

Furthermore, the enforcement of the fine thus imposed will be enforced through FINA,” the statement said.

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