Deliberate violation of sanitary-epidemiological rules that led to the death of people will be equated with terrorism. This was stated by the head of the Duma committee on state building and legislation Pavel Krasheninnikov.
According to him, reports Interfax, an act of this kind, depending on the intent, will be qualified under the articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation on hooliganism, sabotage or terrorism.
Krasheninnikov added that regarding the fatal consequences of a quarantine violation that occurred due to negligence, such an act will be evaluated based on the provisions of the bill that has been submitted to the State Duma today.
Recall that the bill proposes to toughen the punishment for violation of sanitary and epidemiological rules, which entailed the negligence of a mass disease or poisoning of people. For this, they propose to punish with a fine from 500 thousand to 1 million rubles, either in the amount of a person’s salary or other income for a period of 3 to 5 years, or a ban on holding certain positions or engaging in certain activities from a year to 3 years, or restriction of freedom for up to 3 years
For a violation which, through negligence, resulted in the death of a person or was fraught with the deliberate creation of a threat of mass diseases, a fine of up to 2 million rubles will be imposed, either in the amount of a salary or other income for a period of 4 to 5 years. Either – a ban on holding certain positions or engaging in certain activities for a period of 3 to 5 years, or restriction of freedom for a period of up to 5 years.
For violation of the sanitary and epidemiological rules that resulted in the death of two or more persons, it is presumed to be imprisonment for up to 7 years.
Recall, for the first time, a new type of coronavirus was recorded at the end of 2019 in China. Then it spread to over 150 countries. About 350 thousand people were infected in the world, about 16 thousand died. According to the latest data from the anti-infection headquarters, in the Russian Federation the number of people infected with coronavirus increased to 658 people from 495]. At the same time, 29 patients recovered. Due to suspected coronavirus in the Russian Federation, 112 thousand 74 people remain under medical supervision. A total of 192 thousand 824 studies for the presence of coronavirus were conducted in the country.
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