1,688 caught in covid rule violation for partying

Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 12 February 2021: The Abu Dhabi Police have booked and referred 1,688 gathering violations to the Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Prosecution for violating Covid-19 guidelines on gatherings.

The police booked 47 violators for hosting gatherings, 1,641 for attending these celebrations and 11 for holding wedding parties that violated the precautionary measures.

The police and the Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Prosecution have also urged community members to adhere to precautionary measures as part of the government efforts to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

To curb the spread of Covid-19, the Abu Dhabi Police have therefore intensified monitoring of desert gatherings, and celebrations in public areas and on private farms. A fine of Dh10,000 will be slapped on anyone found inviting and organising a gathering, and Dh5,000 fine on anyone attending a gathering, said Wam.

The two law enforcement organisations have also urged the public to support the competent authorities’ efforts to contain the spread of the virus.

The public can report such violations by calling AMAN Service on 8008626 toll free, sending an SMS to 2828, by emailing aman@adpolice.gov.ae, or through the Attorney General’s smart platform (My Safe Society app) on Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

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