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INFOGRAPHICS: UAE releases official notice on fines for violating rules to contain coronavirus

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Mar. 29, 20 | 5:52 pm

The UAE has intensified its call for residents to stay indoors as the government has officially issued a list of violations with corresponding fines to deter individuals from leaving their homes if not necessary.

Dr. Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, UAE Attorney-General, issued the updated Resolution No. 38 of 2020 on enforcement of penalties for violations following the Cabinet Resolution No. 17 of 2020 to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The resolution stipulates 15 fines including the Dh1,000 fine for failing to wear medical masks indoors by only those individuals suffering from chronic diseases, and those showing cold and flu symptoms or failing to maintain social distancing.

Here’s the official list, as released by Emirates News Agency (WAM):

Dh 500:

– Fine for customers who visit establishments that should be temporarily closed, including (but not limited to):

– Cafes

– Cinemas

– Educational Institutions

– Gyms

– Malls

– Outdoor Markets

– Parks

– Restaurants who receive customers

– Shopping Centers

 

Dh 1,000:

– Not wearing medical masks indoors by individuals suffering from chronic diseases, and those showing cold and flu symptoms

– People not maintaining social distancing while walking.

– Unnecessary visits to hospitals and other health facilities.

– Allowing more than 3 persons in car.

 

Dh 2,000:

– Violating precautionary measures issued by the Ministry of Health and Prevention by passengers coming to the UAE from countries infected by a communicable disease.

 

Dh 3,000:

– Failing to take proper health measures regarding regulation of markets, roads, and other public places exempted from temporally closure.

– Refusing an order to dispose of any stuff, clothes, luggage or others proved to be contaminated or might be contaminated by any pathogen if they can’t be disinfected by established procedures.

– Violating the executive regulations of the Law on Communicable Diseases when burying or transporting a dead body infected with a communicable disease.

– Leaving home with no important work or a genuine reason.

 

Dh 5,000:

– Attending parties, social gatherings and other public celebrations.

– Failure to do a medical test when requested.

– For public transportation drivers: Failure to follow UAE’s standard hygienic and sterilization procedures.

– Fine for executive in charge of managing a company or a facility that violates the sterilization measures of public or private means of transportation.

 

Dh 10,000:

– Organizing parties, social gatherings, and public celebrations.

– Failing to take precautionary measures for the crew of shelter ships.

 

Dh 50,000:

– Violating government instructions for those required to do home quarantine

– Patients who refuse mandatory hospitalization; failure to take prescribed medicine despite constant advise.

– Fine and administrative closure for establishment owners who operate despite government order for temporary closure – which include (but not limited to)

– Cafes

– Cinemas

– Educational Institutions

– Gyms

– Malls

– Outdoor Markets

– Parks

– Restaurants who receive customers

– Shopping Centers

 

According to the resolution, the fines will be doubled for those found to be repeating the violation. Offenders will thereafter be referred to the Emergency and Crisis Prosecution at the Federal Public Prosecution if the violation is committed for the third time. Offenders will also bear the costs/expenses of the damage caused by him.

As per the Attorney General’s resolution, violation reports will be issued if violators refuse to respond to warnings and directives issued by the Ministry of Interior, general headquarters of police, or law enforcement officers of the competent federal and local bodies.

The Ministry of Interior and police departments will be in charge of collecting fines from violators and may coordinate with relevant government authorities in the matter.

 

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