Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients who violate self-isolation will face manslaughter charges, the governor of Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakır said on Sept. 18.
“It would be to commit voluntary manslaughter for a COVID-19 positive individual to violate self-quarantine and go out to the streets,” Diyarbakır Governor Münir Karaloğlu said following inspections.
The governor’s office is making criminal complaints with local prosecutors’ offices about persons they detected were in violation of COVID-19 measures.
Noting that the community had grown tired of restrictions and had started to relax their attention, the governor noted that many businesses were fined.
The governor urged everyone to meticulously follow guidelines.
A recent decree had mandated anyone in violation of isolation to be placed in public dormitories.