This is what happens when you violate the quarantine

Who was in Switzerland contact with a Coronavirus-affected Person has to spend two weeks at home or in a hospital in quarantine. Confirmed cases remain in Isola

This is what happens when you violate the quarantine

Who was in Switzerland contact with a Coronavirus-affected Person has to spend two weeks at home or in a hospital in quarantine. Confirmed cases remain in Isolation until the danger of Contagion for third parties is banned. "The health Directorate is expected that these measures of the persons concerned, are complied with," says Patrick Borer, communications Manager at Zurich Directorate of Health. But what happens if someone breaks these rules?

The Federal office for health (BAG) confirmed on request: "In this case, buses and police measures are possible." A violation of the quarantine rules could come to the objectors expensive. Livio Bundi, lawyer of the law firm Bratschi in Zurich, explains: "There are Violations that can be punished for wilful acts, to a fine of up to CHF 10'000." In the case of negligence, the law provides for a fine of up to 5000 francs. These were penalties which could be imposed in accordance with the law. The maximum buses amount is not, however, likely to generally be the case, the legal expert.

authorities to regulate The powers of the Confederation and the cantons in the event of an outbreak are quarantined to impose on

in the Swiss epidemics act (EpG). It States: "The competent cantonal authorities which of you arranged health Surveillance, quarantine, isolation or medical examination forcefully." Also, the persons concerned are obliged to provide the competent Doctors information about your health condition.

The imposed coercive measures must be proportionate, says Bundi. "The quarantine may be ordered only when less would be sufficient drastic measures – such as the medical Monitoring or are inappropriate, to prevent the spread of a communicable disease." The decision whether the current situation meets the necessary criteria for such actions, was a matter for the issuing authorities. "Currently, it is expected," says Bundi.

check by phone

Even if most acknowledge the usefulness of a quarantine, it has come abroad to numerous violations. In Singapore, about a couple was accused of, because it is supposed to have made to the authorities, according to a Coronavirus-diagnostic false information about his whereabouts. Him a prison sentence of up to six months, or a fine of up to 7150 dollars – in the worst case, both threatening. A 45-year-old man had lost his residence status because he sets the prompt to stay at home, and so informed the immigration authorities in Singapore. People had stopped two weeks before entry into China, would have to remain in the home.

Also in Hong Kong and Taiwan, were similar to very tough sanctions, in Taipei against 67 persons. The framework of Israel is blasting, however. Inhabitants of what Tiessen against the mandatory home quarantine verse, threatening up to seven years in prison, writes "The Times of Israel" . The Ministry of health called on the population officially to denounce violations.

During a control of the compliance with all regulations in countries such as China is done through targeted Monitoring, Switzerland on trust. The Directorate of Health of Zurich would appeal to the personal responsibility, says spokesman Patrick Borer. "Until further notice, every Patient in quarantine will be contacted daily by a staff of the Canton medical service by phone." In it will be scanned in the first line of the health condition of the patient. A full coverage, whether the requirements would be fully complied with, not, Borer was the of course. Whether this measure could be carried out in view of the increasing cases in the future, even so, was not yet in sight.

Created: 03.03.2020, 13:50 PM

Updated Date: 03 March 2020, 18:05

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