Tribune News Network
Five persons were arrested in Qatar on Monday for violating a home-quarantine pledge they undertook as part of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The arrests were made in implementation of the precautionary measures approved by the health authorities represented by the Ministry of Public Health and its supporting bodies to ensure the achievement of public safety and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The arrested persons have been identified as Nasser Hamad Salmeen Al Jabri, Jassim Ibrahim Hussain Jassim Al Qattan, Ali Mohammad Ali Ajlan Al Muraikhi. Vijay Vinin Tampi and Mohammad Yaqoub Ali Liz.
The violators are currently being referred to prosecution.
The authorities concerned called on citizens and residents under home quarantine to fully commit to the Ministry of Public Health's conditions, to ensure their safety and the safety of others.
Anyone who violates the conditions is subject to the penalties stated in article no 253 of criminal law no. 11 of 2014, the provisions of law no. 17 of 1990 on protection from infectious diseases, and law no. 17 of 2002 on protecting society.