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Some 1,310 fined for violating lockdown rules

14 July 2020 [13:40] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews


By Ayya Lmahamad

Some 1,310 citizens were fined during the past 24 hours across the country for violating the strict quarantine regime, the main traffic police department under the Ministry of Interior reported on July 14.

All 1,310 were fined according to Article 211.1 of the Code of Administrative Offences. Of them 1,178 were drivers who failed to follow the quarantine regime requirements and 129 were citizens not using facial masks in the public transport. Three citizens were subjected to administrative liability.

In the meantime, 385 cars, which had sought to leave these territories were stopped, and returned back during the reporting period.

Earlier, it was reported that 31,959 citizens were fined in the period of June 21 and July 12 for violating the quarantine regime, 635 drivers were fined during June 14-16 lockdown, while 2,524 drivers were fined during June 6-7 lockdown.

Azerbaijan first introduced quarantine regime on March 24, and on June 18 decision was taken to extend special quarantine regime until August 1.

On July 2, Cabinet of Ministers announced decision to prolong a strict quarantine regime till July 20.

The new lockdown imposed on July 5-20 in capital Baku, as well as in Jalilabad, Ganja, Lankaran, Masalli, Sumgayit, Yevlakh cities and  Absheron district, and Goranboy, Goygol, Mingachevir, Barda, Khachmaz, Samukh, Siyazan and Sheki regions.

Under the lockdown rule, citizens are allowed to leave their place of residence only after obtaining SMS permissions.

Baku metro will be suspended from July 4 midnight till July 20, and the entire public transport will not operate on weekends in cities and districts in which the special quarantine regime has been toughened

Moreover, operation of shopping centers, restaurants, cafes, beauty salons, as well as museums, exhibition halls, sport and beaches was also suspended until July 20. Azerbaijan mandated wearing face masks on May 31.

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