Lithuania set to tighten punishment for breaking coronavirus quarantine

  • 2020-03-23
  • BNS/TBT Staff
VILNIUS - The Lithuanian Justice Ministry has drafted legislative amendments to more severely punish those who break coronavirus quarantine rules, Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevicius confirmed to BNS on Monday.  Under the draft amendments, people who fail to self-isolate after returning from abroad would face criminal charges and up to a year in jail. Police would be able to impose fines for minor violations. The package was approved by the Cabinet in an informal meeting on Monday and will be formally submitted to the government on Wednesday befor...
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