Some new points on sanctioning administrative violations related to COVID-19 from January 1, 2022

The Government has just issued Decree 124/2021/ND-CP amending Decree 117/2020/ND-CP stipulating penalties for administrative violations in the health sector, accordingly, there are a number of new points in the regulations on sanctioning of administrative violations. major related to COVID-19.

Some new points on sanctioning administrative violations related to COVID-19 from January 1, 2022

Some new points on sanctioning administrative violations related to COVID-19 from January 1, 2022 (Artwork)

Specifically, from January 1, 2022, a number of regulations on sanctioning administrative violations related to COVID-19 prevention and control have changed as follows:

(1) More detailed regulations on the behavior of not taking personal protective measures in epidemic prevention

Pursuant to Point a, Clause 5, Article 2 of Decree 124/2021/ND-CP amending Point a, Clause 1, Article 12 of Decree 117/2020/ND-CP as follows:

A fine ranging from VND 1 million to VND 3 million shall be imposed for failure to take personal protection measures for participants in the fight against the epidemic and people at risk of contracting an epidemic according to the guidance of health authorities, including: wearing masks, disinfecting, keeping distance, medical declaration and other measures.

(Compared to the current one, the new regulation lists in detail the behaviors that are considered non-compliance with personal protection measures in epidemic prevention and control such as: not wearing a mask, disinfecting, keeping a distance, declaring medical conditions. economic,...)

However, note that a fine of between VND 01 million and VND 03 million applies to the act of failing to make medical declaration according to the guidance of the health authority. In case of concealing, failing to declare or not timely declaring the status of COVID-19 disease of oneself or others, a fine of between VND 10 million and VND 20 million will be imposed (according to point a, clause 3). Article 7 of Decree 117/2020/ND-CP ).

(2) Supplementing more detailed documents declaring the state of emergency on epidemics

Pursuant to point a, Clause 5, Article 2 of Decree 124/2021/ND-CP stipulates:

A fine ranging from VND 30,000,000 to VND 40,000,000 shall be imposed for failing to implement the decision to ban mass gatherings in the areas where the state of emergency has been declared according to the resolutions, decisions, directives and other documents of the Government. competent authority .

Currently, only regulations do not implement the decision to ban mass gatherings in areas where a state of emergency has been declared. Thus, the new regulations have more specific provisions on documents declaring the state of emergency on epidemics such as resolutions, decisions, directives and other documents.

(3) A fine ranging from VND 20,000,000 to VND 30,000,000 shall be imposed for failing to comply with the decision on medical examination, supervision and handling when entering and leaving an epidemic area of ​​group A.

(Currently, the regulation does not implement the decision on inspection, supervision and medical treatment before entering and leaving the epidemic area of ​​group A).

Decree 124/2021/ND-CP takes effect from January 1, 2022.

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