The Lower Criminal Court has fined an owner of a commercial outlet BD 1000 for disregarding health regulations.
The court has also fined four defendants BD 1000 each for breaching the home quarantine rules imposed on them to curb coronavirus outbreak.
The Public Prosecution launched a prompt investigation after receiving notifications from the Public Health Directorate against 19 people who did not commit to home confinement.
It also conducted an investigation with 10 defendants who opened their commercial outlets in violation of a ministerial decision to close some outlets to prevent the spread of the pandemic.
The defendants were questioned and released on a bail pending investigation.