Fines are supposed to deter. At such a level that the offense for which they were given will not be committed, certainly not often. Is a NIS 5,000 fine for insulation violators that endanger public health enough deterrent? probably not. Over the past year the Ministry of Health has acknowledged that the weak point, or one of the weak points when it comes to adhering to the Corona guidelines concerns compliance with the isolation obligation, with an emphasis on returnees from abroad. The patient who started the current wave of the corona by a family whose children violated the isolation that applied to them after returning from a holiday in Cyprus.

Following this, it was decided that for a child under the age of 12, improvement in isolation would be paid by the parents NIS 5,000. Interior Minister Eilat Shaked also suggested that the violators of isolation who return from abroad, in addition to a NIS 5,000 fine, be banned from leaving the country for a year. Meanwhile, this idea, which may provide the desired warning, has not been implemented.

And what is happening in the world? In Germany, the fine for isolation violators is 5,000 euros; In Switzerland, the fine can reach 10,000 Swiss francs – that is, about 35,000 shekels; In Malta the violators are subject to a fine of 3,000 euros; In the UAE, the fine for isolation violators is 50,000 dirhams (about 45,000 shekels); In the UK, the fine is graded: for a first offense, “only” £ 1,000 is snatched and for a repeat violation, there is a risk of a £ 10,000 fine and a punishment that can reach up to 10 years in prison.

Australia, which has closed its doors and pursued a stricter policy, is also not missing out on high fines: Insulators may pay 50,000 Australian dollars (about 122,000 shekels) and go into thinking about their actions for 12 months in prison. In Saudi Arabia, the amount of the fine increases: $ 53,330,000 and two years in prison for those who improve isolation, and in Canada a punishment that is probably the most extreme marker for deterrence: Whoever improves isolation Three years in prison. This is how deterrence is produced.

On the modest side of the fines is Cyprus with a fine of 150 euros for those who improved isolation; In Hong Kong, the fine for violators is Hong Kong $ 15,000 (about NIS 6,300) and 14 months in prison.

By Editor

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