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Some 983 fined for violating lockdown rules

20 July 2020 [15:39] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews


By Ayya Lmahamad

Some 983 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 20.

All 983 were fined according to Article 211.1 of the Code of Administrative Offences. Of them 919 were drivers who failed to follow the quarantine regime requirements and 64 were citizens not using facial masks in the public transport.

In the meantime, 285 cars, which had sought to leave these territories were stopped, and returned back during the reporting period.

Earlier, it was reported that 36,013 citizens were fined in the period of June 21 and July 15 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 17, Cabinet of Ministers announced decision to prolong a strict quarantine regime till August 5.

The new lockdown imposed on July 20 to August 5 include Baku, Jalilabad, Ganja, Masalli, Sumgayit, Yevlakh cities and Absheron district, and Goranboy, Goygol, Mingachevir, Barda, Khachmaz, Siyazan and Sheki.

There is a change in the SMS permit system to control the citizens’ movement. According to the new rules, the duration of the permits have been extended from two to three hours.

The work of beauty salons and barber shops have also been resumed under the new rules.

The work of transportation, will remeain suspended over the weekends – on July 25-27 and August 1-3.

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