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Woman breaks quarantine regulation – suspended sentence in Austria

In the Austrian state of Carinthia, a 49 year old woman has been sentenced to six months suspended probation because she had left the house despite proven corona infection.

The regional court in Klagenfurt also imposed a fine of 800 euros on Wednesday for the deliberate risk to humans from communicable diseases.

The woman was tested positive for the corona virus in the spring and still went to the post office counter in a supermarket a few days later.

In court, she justified that her granddaughter in Bosnia was sick and that she wanted to send money to the family. Otherwise, she would have complied with the home quarantine imposed on her, the woman said, according to the APA news agency. Accordingly, she showed herself to be in agreement with the judgment, which had not yet become final.

In Berlin, the regulatory authorities were unable to comply with the fines for violations of the Corona Ordinance. (dpa, Tsp)

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