Coronavirus UAE: AED1m fine for violating the StayHome initiative

Coronavirus UAE: AED1m fine for violating the StayHome initiative

25 Mar 2020

Violators also risk jail

Dubai Police is reminding public to follow clear instructions, laws and guidelines issued by the authorities after two people were arrested earlier this week: a beach-goer for publishing a video showing himself visiting a local beach and mocking the police and an influencer for posting a video encouraging people to defy social distancing instructions.

Non-compliance with safety measures will lead to imprisonment and/or a fine of between AED200,000 and AED1 million, the police have said.

The Dubai Police also called on the entire community to be aware and responsible when using social media and warned of the dangers of violating instructions and circulating rumours.

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. . . تسري العقوبات المنصوص عليها في القانون الاتحادي رقم 14 لسنة 2014 بشأن مكافحة الأمراض السارية على فيروس كورونا المستجد (كوفيد -19)، بعد أن تم إدراجه من قبل وزارة الصحة ووقاية المجتمع رسمياً ضمن قائمة الامراض المعدية. كما حدد القانون حقوق المصابين وواجباتهم وفق أعلى المعايير العالمية التي تهدف إلى حماية الصحة العامة وتعزيز جهود تنفيذ استراتيجية مكافحة ومنع انتشار الأوبئة، بما في ذلك فيروس كورونا. . . Penalties stipulated in Federal Law No. 14 of 2014 on Combating Communicable Diseases will now apply to the coronavirus, COVID-19, after it was formally included by the Ministry of Health and Prevention on the list of communicable diseases. The law also defines rights and duties of infected persons in accordance with the highest international standards, with an aim to protect public health and boost the country's efforts in executing its strategy to combat communicable diseases, including the coronavirus.

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