Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves while speaking on radio on Sunday discussed the Public Health Amendment Bill.
“There’s a Public Health Amendment Number Two Bill for 2020, it’s an important bill because it increases some penalties in certain areas which were not increased when we carried the first amendment on April 7th in the midst of the first wave of COVID-19.
Very importantly, we took to parliament something which we had been talking about, that is to say; rather than have the police or health officers take you to the court and all the time that involves, the people that break quarantine and the like or who give misleading information, we can give you a ticket up to one half of whatever the fine is.
So the fine is $2,000 maximum if you break the quarantine, you can be given a ticket for $1,000. I understand that New York is doing a similar thing.”