Public Health Act 1935 amended

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GOVERNMENT has amended the Public Health Act 1935 to allow for the imposition of $10,000 fine and five year jail terms for a number of offences against COVID-19 control and containment efforts.

Those who could be fined up to $10,000 or jailed for a term not exceeding five years or both include people who: – willfully disobeys an order made by a medical officer or obstructs, delays or interferes with their work. – obstructs or hinders authorized persons in the exercise of his or her functions and duties.

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