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Coronavirus Patients Who Refuse To Self-isolate Face Murder Charges


According to Metro UK, anyone showing symptoms of coronavirus in Italy who refuses to self-isolate could face 21 years in prison.

Authorities warn that people who come down with a cough, fever or other signs of the deadly Sars-like disease who avoid going into quarantine could risk being charged with attempted murder.

The country is struggling to contain the spread of the bug and has confirmed quite 12,000 cases and 827 deaths. Italy has been placed on a nationwide lockdown with all stores aside from pharmacies and food outlets being ordered to shut down. Citizens have also been told they're not allowed to travel unless for pressing health or work reasons.

Anyone who comes down with a fever, cough, or other symptoms of the new coronavirus strain named Covid-19 who don't put themselves under self-isolation risk being charged with causing injury and be jailed for 6 months to a few years.

If a careless coronavirus sufferer went on to pass the bug to an elderly person or someone made vulnerable by a pre-existing health condition, then they may charged with ‘intentional murder’ and will spend up to 21 years behind bars, reports Il Sole 24 Ore.

Those who continue with their daily business after knowingly making contact with a coronavirus patient could also face the identical penalty, furthermore as people who fail to warn people they will have infected.

The legal measures are compared to punishments for those that willingly expire HIV to unsuspecting victims.

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