Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- A young man from the city of Fnideq, located in Morocco’s north, has become the first person in the kingdom to be jailed under the provisions of the new law which aims to punish people who transgress the state of health emergency in the country, one that came into existence a few days ago.
According to local media, the young man, who owns a small business in the said city, refused to close his shop at 6 pm.
He then had a heated argument with members of the local authorities, who asked him to observe the state of health emergency measures.
The man asked for more time to complete some transactions, but his wish was not granted by the local agents, which triggered him to insult them and push them as they started closing his shop.
The man was sentenced to a 2 months jail sentence, including a 500 Dhs fine.
According to his lawyer, the young man will appeal the ruling.
Penalties for people convicted for transgressing quarantine measures include up to a 3 months jail sentence and a fine of up to 1300 DHS.