An emergency situation due to the coronavirus has been declared in Ukraine. Probably a lot of people still do not have a full understanding of what it is and what restrictions have been imposed for the society and business. We asked S&P Investment Risk Management Agency to explain everything in detail. All the details are below.
1.What does an emergency situation mean?
An emergency is a situation on a separate territory (or economic entity, water body, etc.), characterized by a violation of the population’s normal living conditions.
It can be caused by a catastrophe, accident, fire, natural disaster, epidemic, epizootic (common animal disease), epiphytotic (infectious plant diseases spread in a large area), the use of destruction means or other dangerous events.
As a rule, such circumstances lead to a threat to the population’s life or health, a large number of the dead and injured, significant material loss, and the inability of the population to reside in such a territory or facility (or the implementation of economic activities there).
2. What restrictions are imposed on business ??
The prohibition of activity does not apply to:
Additional prohibitions may be imposed by local governments.
Business support measures:
Responsibility for non-compliance:
– Administrative. Violation of the rules on quarantine of people, sanitary-hygienic, sanitary-anti-epidemic rules and norms stipulated by the ‘On protection of the population against infectious diseases’ Law of Ukraine, other acts of legislation, as well as decisions of local self-government bodies on combating infectious diseases, –
Will be penalized with a fine:
For the qualification of this article of the Code of Administrative Offenses, no consequences are necessary; if such a violation has led to consequences, such as infecting other people or creating a threat of such a contamination, criminal liability is provided.
– Criminal. Violation of the rules and regulations established to prevent and control epidemic and other infectious diseases, as well as mass non-communicable diseases (poisoning), if such actions have caused or knowingly could have caused the spread of these diseases, –
Will be punished by one of the sanctions:
– Civilian: the person guilty of the above actions shall compensate the damage caused by them by the civil action.
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