Police out in force to enforce Eid covid measures

DG Staff

ABU DHABI 12 May 2021: The Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) has urged the public to adhere to the precautionary measures aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) and warned them about the risks of not maintaining a safe physical distance between people.

The ADP, therefore, stressed the importance of adhering to the decision to restrict gatherings, meetings and public or private celebrations at public areas or private ranches in Abu Dhabi.

The ADP highlighted the importance of avoiding social traditions that endanger health and safety during Eid Al Fitr, most notably visiting elderly people and people with chronic diseases while urging families to exchange Eid greetings over the phone or via social media, said Wam.

The ADP affirmed that anyone violating relevant instructions will be subject to legal action. Those holding celebrations will be fined AED10,000 while those attending will be fined AED5,000.

The ADP wished everyone a happy Eid Al Fitr and encouraged the public to cooperate and support the efforts of relevant authorities to curb the spread of the virus and report any gatherings or celebrations that violate the instructions of official entities, by contacting the Aman service on the free toll number, “8002626,” or via SMS on “2828,” or email at “aman@adpolice.gov.ae.”

Abide by precautionary measures

Lieutenant-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, urged the public to abide by the precautionary measures against COVID-19 during the Eid holidays when visiting tourist places, beaches and commercial centres, as well as to practice social distancing and wear masks when in public.

Al Marri said that Dubai Police have stepped up their readiness to secure Eid Al Fitr and patrol internal and external roads of the Emirate, as well as markets, commercial areas and locations of intense congestion.

He also advised motorists to drive safely and to refrain from committing serious violations, such as speeding, overtaking and reckless driving that leads to serious accidents.

He called upon members of the public to stay informed about the latest safety tips and traffic updates published through the Dubai Police smart app and social media accounts.

Al Marri further urged parents to monitor their children and educate them not to accept Ediya from strangers. He also called upon the public to adhere to the safety and security regulations at homes to avoid accidents of fires, wishing them a safe and happy Eid.

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