Broader monitoring, imposition of penalties essential to ensure compliance with health protocols/ Regulations for penalties for violators, supervisory bodies to be submitted to the task force for approval on Saturday
The President called for broader supervision and the levelling charges based on public demand and the request of the responsible and regulatory bodies to ensure strict and nationwide observance of health guidelines and curb the spread of coronavirus in the society, calling on the chairmen of the Treatment and Social-Security committees of the National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus to submit regulations in this area for approval at Saturday's meeting of the task force.
Speaking on Thursday at the meeting of the chairmen of the committees of the National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus, Dr Hassan Rouhani said, "As it has been the case in other countries, violations have been identified at three levels: offices, businesses and guilds, and public spaces, as well as supervisory bodies".
The President stated, "Regarding offices, violation of the protocols should be considered as administrative violations and according to the administrative rules, the violators should be dealt with decisively and seriously and should be administratively reprimanded".
Dr Rouhani added, "Regarding businesses, it is necessary to follow the supervision with the help of organisations related to guilds and private enterprises and the Chamber of Guilds, and violators, whether business owners or firms or service recipients, should be dealt with according to the defined crimes".
Dr Rouhani pointed out that the provincial task forces for fighting coronavirus decide according to the previous approvals of the National Task Force and continue to decide with the permission of the Ministers of Interior and Health and in proportion to the outbreak of coronavirus in their provinces.
At the beginning of his speech, the President referred to the measures taken during the last 8 months regarding education about protocols, information and warnings for the exact implementation of these protocols to protect people's health, adding, "With regard to the continuation of the outbreak of coronavirus and its new conditions and the increase in the number of patients and deaths, non-compliance with the protocols at the society level require penalties for violators, especially in the coming months due to the possibility of cooccurrence of coronavirus with colds and flu, which makes it more necessary to deal with violators".
Source: Presidency of Islamic Republic of Iran