Man sentenced for walking in public without a mask after contracting Covid

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A man was convicted in the interior of São Paulo for collective moral damages for not respecting social isolation and prevention measures after contracting Covid-19. The conviction, issued by the 2nd Rod of Adamantina, was published this Friday (21).

In March 2021, the man, diagnosed with Covid-19, was seen in public without a protective mask and accompanied by other people, says the sentence.

Authorities identified the man breaking the quarantine, drew up a notice of infraction and registered a report.

The defendant was ordered to pay R$3,000 for failing to comply with the law to deal with the pandemic.

In the conviction, the judge, Carlos Gustavo Scarazzato, says that there was “a serious attack on the public health of the population” and that, regardless of whether there was contamination, the social damage is characterized because there was, in a conscious way, “the concrete exposure of people to illicit risk”.

The law to combat the pandemic, enacted in 2020, imposes quarantine and social isolation on infected people and accountability in case of non-compliance with the measures imposed.

For the judge, the fact that the man was accompanied and without protection also generated an increase in risk, which, according to the sentence, “constitutes an indemnifiable legal injury”.

The convict can still appeal.

Reference: CNN Brasil

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