Coronavirus patients in Italy that have the symptoms of the deadly disease and refuse to self-isolate themselves can face 21 years in prison if they infect someone else.
Except for pharmacies and food outlets, Italy has been placed on lockdown to avoid further spreading of the deadly coronavirus.
As of writing this article, Italy has 15,113 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, has confirmed 1016 deaths, and currently has 12,839 active cases.
Citizens and workers in Italy have been asked to stay inside their houses unless they need to go out and buy something.
Citizens of the country are also required to carry a self-certification form in case the police stop them.
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Residents that provide a false document to the police can be arrested right away and can be asked to pay a fine.
According to II Sole 24 Ore, a news agency, residents of the country can be jailed from one to six years if they lie to the police.
For the residents that have a fever over 37.5 degrees Celsius, cold, cough, and other symptoms that are associated with the virus, they are asked to isolate themselves.
Residents with symptoms of the virus are being told to inform their GP.
If they fail to do so, they can face 3 to seven years in jail.
Franco Coppi, a lawyer, said people who think that they have the virus as well as those people who have it and infect others, which could cause death, can face murder charges.
The charges might change, but it depends on how aware the person is of their sickness.
Franco said citizens should take the measures seriously.
The new rule applies to people that had contacts with patients of the virus and kept having social relationships, without letting the people they got in touch with know that they had the virus.
Since the outbreak began, Italy has confirmed 15,113 cases of the deadly virus in their country and has confirmed 1016 deaths.
Milan, Rome, and Venice, which are popular tourist sites, have been emptied.
Shops, universities, colleges, schools, and other public places are currently closed.
Many people are adapting to go with online lessons while the new rules are being implicated.
Most of the public places in Italy are shut down until April 3, 2020.