The Federation Council approved at an extraordinary plenary meeting on Tuesday amendments to the criminal and administrative codes that strengthen liability for violation of sanitary and epidemiological rules.
According to the document, violation of the epidemiological rules by an infected person, resulting in negligence of a mass disease of people, will be punishable by a fine of up to 1 million rubles, or by deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to three years, or imprisonment for up to three years.
If such a violation led by negligence to the death of a person or was fraught with the deliberate creation of a threat of mass disease of people, the fine will amount to up to 2 million rubles, and the term of imprisonment – up to five years.
Violation of the quarantine rules entailed, by negligence, the death of two or more persons; the guilty person faces imprisonment for up to seven years.
The responsibility for healthy people who violate the rules of behavior during the operation of emergency or high alert regimes introduced in connection with the threat of the spread of dangerous diseases is also growing.
Failure to comply with the rules of conduct introduced by an authorized person or body will entail the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of 15 thousand to 40 thousand rubles; for officials – from 50 thousand to 150 thousand rubles; for legal entities – from 200 thousand to 500 thousand rubles or administrative suspension of activity for up to 30 days.
If the violation leads to harm to human health or death, fines will be higher: for citizens in the amount of from 150 thousand to 300 thousand rubles; for officials – from 300 thousand to 500 thousand rubles or disqualification for a period of one year to three years.