Naharnet reports that a young man is being sued by the governor of Akkar for refusing to quarantine himself and infecting others after being tested positive for the coronavirus.
On Monday, March 30th, Governor Imad al-Labaki filed a lawsuit against the coronavirus patient who disregarded medical advice that cautioned him to isolate himself until taking a second test, according to the National News Agency.
After mixing with relatives and neighbors, he was arrested by the Intelligence Branch of the Internal Security Forces. His remissness resulted in the spread of the virus among several people in his town.
According to the National News Agency, the Governor of Akkar has decided to prosecute the young man on the basis of violating Article 604 of the law.
Article 604 states that anyone who is negligent and does not observe laws and regulations during the spread of an epidemic disease will face imprisonment for up to 6 months. Anyone who knowingly refuses to take caution will be sentenced to prison for one to three years.
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