Cuba applies law to those not complying with anti-covid-19 measures

Santa Clara, Cuba, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Six complaints were filed in the central province of Villa Clara for violations of the article of the Penal Code referring to the crime of spreading an epidemic, was announced today.

This confirms the strict application of the law to deal with Covid-19, classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization, and to whose fight the Cuban government is dedicating its greatest efforts together with the population.

Villa Clara’s chief prosecutor, Lisnay Mederos, said that the crimes were located in the municipalities of Encrucijada, Placetas, Sagua la Grande, Santa Clara, Santo Domingo and Manicaragua.

‘These are citizens residing in the United States who are in the national territory and isolated in their houses,’ she explained.

He noted that the defendants had been warned by Interior Ministry officials of the need to stay at home for their own safety, that of their family and that of the rest of the citizens.

They didn’t comply with what was established, some even moved to other municipalities and one to another province. Article 8-3 of the Penal Code was applied, which refers to administrative treatment with fines of up to 3,000 pesos.

‘They all paid them and showed repentance at the time of their imposition,’ added Mederos.

He explained that the presentation to the courts is made when individuals are reluctant to comply with the law.

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