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Quarantine Abusers Face Up to Eight Years In Prison


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Miguel Albuquerque has admitted that an “overwhelming majority” of
positive Covid-19 cases in Madeira result from non-compliance of quarantine
rules by infected people.

And he warns that all offenders will be punished.

At the moment, the Public Security Police can only charge people for
‘disobedience’ if they are found flouting their confinement regulations. A
crime for which the Penal Code states that offenders can be imprisoned for up
to one year or confined for a period up to 120 days.

However, if the crime typology changes and is classed as ‘an action to
spread disease,’ all those in breach of their quarantine rules can face up to
eight years in prison or ‘house arrest’ thus using preventive detention as the
first precautionary measure.

Samantha Gannon

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