The Federation Council and the State Duma of the Russian Federation has adopted a Law stipulating administrative and criminal liability for non-compliance with the rules of the quarantine regime introduced in the Russian Federation from March 30, 2020 in connection with the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic.
According to the amendments for non-compliance with sanitary and hygienic rules during the quarantine period, administrative liability will be provided under article 6.3 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation:
If the committed actions (inaction) entailed damage to human health or his or her death, but, at the same time, such actions are not a crime, then the liability will be increased:
The amendments also affected violations for non-compliance with the rules of conduct in introduction of a high-alert regime (which is introduced throughout Russia). Administrative liability is imposed for such acts:
For non-compliance with the requirements specified above, and as a result of which a damage was caused to human health or property, the following penalty is provided:
In case of dissemination of deliberately false information in the mass media about circumstances that constitutes a threat to the life and safety of citizens, including during epidemics, administrative liability under article 13.15 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation will be provided:
If false information causes the death of a person or mass violation of public order, the fine for legal entities will amount to 3,000,000 – 5,000,000 rubles.
For repeated violation, liability will be increased:
A criminal liability under article 236 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation will be provided for officers for violations of sanitary and epidemiological norms and hygienic rules that entail mass disease of people or the threat of such consequences:
If the specified violation inadvertently caused the death of a person, then the criminal liability for the officer is as follows:
For violation of sanitary and epidemiological rules that inadvertently caused the death of two or more persons, they will be punished with compulsory labour for the period between four and five years or imprisonment for the period between five and seven years.
An officer will face administrative liability for the public dissemination of deliberately false socially significant information that inadvertently caused damage to human health:
Please be reminded that since March 30, Russia has introduced a regime of complete self-isolation, which obliges citizens not to leave their place of residence (stay). The initiator of the introduction of this regime was the Moscow City Government. Soon, all regions were tasked to introduce such a regime as a matter of urgency. During the quarantine, you may leave the house in case of a direct threat to life and health, as well as to:
Documents: Draft Federal Law No. 804768-7, Draft Federal law No. 929651-7, Decree of the mayor of Moscow No. 34-UM, dated March 29, 2020.