Police charges 1889 people in Armenia with violating self-quarantine rules

Panorama, Armenia

As of March 28, 1889 people in Armenia have  been pressed with administrative charges for violating self-quarantine rules imposed to contain the coronavirus, according to figures from the Deputy Chief of Police Hayk Mhryan. 

As the Police official told at a press conference on Saturday, in 1843 instances people have been told to get off cars as third persons, with measures applied against two means of public transport.

In 48 cases drivers were pressed administrative charges for transporting more than two passengers. 
As Mhryan detailed the administrative charges were filed against citizens for having no passport or movement forms with them.  The amount of the charge is set out by the law. “If I am not mistaken the amount is now 100,000 AMD (200 USD),” said the deputy chief of Police.

To remind, The Commandant Office introduced strict restrictions of the pulic movement on March 24 for a duration of one week, requiring citizens to go out only if strictly necessary, such as for work, health-related reasons or grocery shopping.

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Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS