Coronavirus in Italy: fines of up to €3,000 for violating quarantine rules

Mar 25, 2020 318

Italy has announced fines of up to €3,000 for those violating quarantine rules as the number of Coronavirus-related deaths in Italy reaches 6,820, reports Italian news agency ANSA. Italian premier Giuseppe Conte announced the latest measures in a live-streamed address on 24 March, saying that those found on the streets without a legitimate reason to be out will now face fines of between €400 and €3,000, replacing the previous fine of €206.

The penalty is even harsher for those who have tested positive for Coronavirus and break the outright ban on leaving their house: they face between one and five years in jail on charges of crimes against public health, according to ANSA.

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