A lawyer explained: A violation of the Quarantine order can be really expensive

If you are not allowed to leave for 14 days in his apartment, alone, because there is a suspicion that you may have with the Coronavirus infected, it can be the time quite long. Since the insulation does not burden the Psyche, especially when you know even sure if it is infected. Or if you didn’t feel sick at all, and only in the same room as a sick Person. Because then you can be regarded as a contact person of category II and must live in home quarantine, with all the others in the same household, for 14 days. This is considered to be the most reliable method, the spread of the Virus to contain.


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What happens in case of infringement?

The most important sources for people Affected by the responsible health authority, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) and the Federal Ministry of health are. The latter has a passage published, the question “What happens if someone is against the quarantine arrangement violates?” to answer. The answer is: The enforcement of quarantine orders by the police authorities. Pursuant to section 74 of the protection against infection act (IfSG) is the one punished with up to five years imprisonment or with a monetary penalty, the one according to § 73 Abs. 1 or paragraph 1a, point 1 to 7, 11 to 20, 22, 22a, 23 or 24 IfSG called intentional conduct, and thus in § 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 number 1 of the IfSG-called disease or in § 7 IfSG above-mentioned pathogens spread.
With effect from the 01.02.2020 the CoronaVMeldeV is in force. Then Covid-19 falls under the reporting requirement of § 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 number 1 and § 7 paragraph 1 sentence 1 of the IfSG.


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But what does this mean in concrete terms?

We asked Dr. Rudolf Ratzel by the working group on medical law of the German bar Association (DAV), as a disregard of the quarantine is punishable regulation. For the layman, and the details of the Federal Ministry of health are translate in concrete Numbers. It is circulating according to a report in the “daily mirror” of 4. In March, the number of “up to 450,000 euros,” penalty that should have called a health office in Berlin in the event of a disregard of the quarantine arrangement.

“Section 74 of the IfSG, the relevant Criminal provision: a custodial sentence not exceeding five years or to a monetary penalty”, the expert replied Ratzel. However, the decisions of the Board of health. “The punishment is pronounced by a court by a judgment or order of punishment and not of a authority threatened. The amount of the fine is determined according to § 40 of the criminal code. She is at least 5 and a maximum of 360 daily rates.” Ratzel explained that the court-driven Mainly by the net income of the perpetrator, that he has in a day. “The daily rate is a minimum of 5 Euro and a maximum of 30,000 euros. Depending on how much the offender to income, so theoretically together significant sums of money.” That would be paid in the case of the Heaviest and of the maximum penalty of 10.8 million euros.

Source: Federal Ministry Of Health

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