Explainer: Fines for breaking Covid-19 lockdown regulations revealed

Explainer: Fines for breaking Covid-19 lockdown regulations revealed

- South Africa has spent nearly 50 days under the current Covid-19 lockdown

- With tensions over some regulations simmering, many feel that they have no option but to break some rules

- Briefly.co.za explores the fines linked to thwarting lockdown regulations in SA

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South Africans have been under strict lockdown for over a month due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With the rules either changing or simply not making much sense (we are looking at you, Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma), many people feel the lockdown should be lifted and the virus left to run its course.

Nevertheless, breaking lockdown rules has consequences and Briefly.co.za explores how much the fines are in respect of offences committed in terms of Disaster Management Act Regulations 2020:

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  • Deliberately expose someone to Covid-19: R5 000
  • Fail to confine yourself to your place of residence: R500
  • Go to work without a permit: R500
  • Buy goods that are not permitted: R500
  • Illegally move children: R1 000
  • Illegally walk, run or cycle: R500
  • Illegally leave your place of residence between 8:00pm and 5:00am: R500
  • Illegally move between provinces, metropolitan areas and districts: R1 000
  • Illegally evict a person(s): R5 000
  • Visit premises or places closed to the public: R1 000
  • Sell, dispense or distribute liquor: R2 000
  • Sell tobacco products, e-cigarettes and related products: R1 000
  • Retail stores selling illegal goods: R1 000
  • Making a misrepresentation that any person is infected with Covid-19: R3 000
  • Publishing of any statement to deceive any other person about Covid-19: R2 000
  • Publishing of any statement to deceive any other person about the infection status of any person: R3 000
  • Publishing of any statement to deceive any other person about any measure taken by the Government to address Covid-19: R1 000
  • Disclosing any information contained in the Covid-19 Tracing Database: R1 000
  • Failure by accommodation establishment to transmit to the Director-General: Health, for inclusion in the Covid-19 Tracing Database, the required information regarding every person staying at the accommodation establishment during the period of lockdown: R2 000
  • Convening of a gathering: R3 000
  • Hinder/interfere or obstruct an enforcement officer in the execution of his or her duties under the Disaster Management Act Regulations 2020: R2 000

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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