Published: 2021-02-17 13:07
Last Updated: 2021-03-06 15:28
Wednesday, the Ministry of Interior announced that five individuals located in Amman, Irbid, Zarqa, and Jerash have been arrested after not complying with home quarantine measures, noting that the lack of adherance goes against Defense Order No. 8.
Defence Order No. 8 was issued by former Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, and is aimed at protecting public health and limiting the spread of COVID-19. The defense order stipulates that those infected with the virus must immediately report to the authorities and must adhere to set protocols while they are infected. Violators of this law will face imprisonment terms of up to three years, a fine of JD 3,000, or both.
The ministry added that the names of those who violated home quarantine measures have been published in the media.
The non-compliers have all been transferred to field hospitals to complete their quarantine period. According to the ministry, the individuals were identified as follows:
The governors of the aforementioned governorates said that this procedure comes in implementation of the defense orders and instructions issued in accordance with the law to protect citizens against COVID-19.
Tuesday, the Minister of Interior Samir al-Mubaideen stressed the need to intensify inspection campaigns for those in home quarantine, noting that those who break home quarantine rules will be placed in one of the field hospitals for the remainder of the quarantine period at their own expense. Mubaideen added that once the isolation period is over, the case will be referred to court for the appropriate legal action to be taken, based on the provisions of Defense Order No. 8.