Violators of coronavirus guidelines in UAE named and shamed, albeit partially

UAE PP photo

Saudi Gazette report

ABU DHABI — With an aim to name and shame, albeit partially, the Public Prosecution’s office in the United Arab Emirates has published photos with abbreviated names of the individuals who were recently caught in violation of the country’s coronavirus precautionary guidelines.

The violations committed included failure to comply with quarantine facilities' measures, leaving home during curfew, not adhering to quarantine instructions and violating compulsory hospitalization, violating prohibitions and restrictions on assemblies and gatherings in public places, farms and estates, and non-compliance with quarantine instructions in private establishments, according to the spokesperson of the country’s Emergency and Crisis Prosecution.

He added that legal action has been taken and charges filed against them, adding that fines for these violations range from AED 3,000 ($815) to AED 50,000 ($13,610), depending on the nature of the violation.

The Public Prosecution has called upon the public to adhere to precautionary and preventative measures, laws, regulations, and decisions issued by government authorities and said that ''violators will be subject to legal action."

The Public Prosecution affirmed that it would take legal action against all those who do not adhere to measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 to protect the health and safety of UAE community members and to support government efforts to contain the health, economic, and social impact of the coronavirus.