Famous restaurant closed, tour firm fined Dh50,000

DG Staff

UAE 14 February 2021: Dubai Municipality, in cooperation with Dubai Economy and Dubai Tourism, has closed a famous restaurant for not adhering to Covid-19 precautionary measures, said the Dubai Media Office.

It also said a Dubai tour operator has been fined Dh50,000 after being found organising an outdoor gathering without adhering to precautionary measures.

It was fined by Dubai Police in cooperation with Dubai Tourism.

Two men detained in Abu Dhabi for flouting Covid-19 rules

The men are being investigated for roaming in a public area after one tested positive for Covid-19, and for sharing the video of them violating precautionary measures on social media.

In a statement, the Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution said on Saturday the men are investigated on charges of “endangering the health of others and violating the preventive measures to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus.”

In a video clip which was shared online, one of the defendants appears to be wandering in a public place after revealing his positive test result on his mobile phone. The second filmed the incident and posted it on social media.

After monitoring the video clip, officials were able to identify the defendants and made the arrests in accordance with legally established procedures, said Wam.

The Public Prosecution said firm action will be taken against those who behave in a way which disregards the health and safety of others or neglect to adhere to the precautionary measures set to curb the spread of the virus.

It added that every individual who learns of their positive status, or have come in contact with an infected person, should fully comply with all instructions and procedures set by authorities to avoid legal penalties.

Article 33 of Federal Law No. 14 of 2014 on Combating Communicable Diseases lists a guideline for people who are diagnosed with COVID-19 who must comply with preventive measures and restrictions. Under Article 38 of the Federal Law No 14 of 2014, violators can face a jail sentence and a fine between Dh10,000 and Dh50,000.

Furthermore, Article 348 of the Federal Penal Code stipulates that “whoever deliberately perpetrates an act that exposes the life, health, security or freedom of human beings to danger,” will face either detention or pay a fine.

Inspection teams close Sharjah commercial facility

The security inspection teams in charge of following up on the implementation of Covid-19 precautionary measures in the Emirate of Sharjah have closed, in cooperation and coordination with the Department of Economic Development in Sharjah, a commercial establishment for non-compliance with measures to combat the Covid-19 virus.

The Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Committee has noted that the security inspection teams continue their inspection tours, aiming to monitor compliance with precautionary measures and to take legal measures against violators of the requirements, standards and procedures stipulated by the authorities in the emirate.

The committee stressed the need to adhere to the precautionary measures, and to report any violation or abuse by commercial establishments or individuals through the channels it has allocated, which includes the contact platform 901, the Haris service via the Sharjah Police application or via e-mail at covid19@shjpolice.gov.ae.

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