Dubai Police fine woman for violating coronavirus precautionary measures

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Brig. Jamal Salem Al-Jallaf, the director of the General Department of Criminal Investigations at Dubai Police, said the violator (a female decor architect) and her guests — a group of media persons and a female Arab artist — had been summoned and fined after the video of the event had gone viral on social media. — WAM photo
Brig. Jamal Salem Al-Jallaf, the director of the General Department of Criminal Investigations at Dubai Police, said the violator (a female decor architect) and her guests — a group of media persons and a female Arab artist — had been summoned and fined after the video of the event had gone viral on social media. — WAM photo

DUBAI — The Dubai Police have slapped a fine of 10,000 dirhams on an Arab woman for organizing a private party at her house where guests neither complied with physical distancing nor wore facemasks in violation of the country’s coronavirus regulations to contain the spread of coronavirus.

According to the penalties stipulated in the regulations, a fine of 10,000 dirhams shall be slapped on whoever invites or organizes gatherings, meetings, private and public celebrations or being present in groups at public places or private farms. Participants will each be slapped a fine of 5,000 dirhams.

Brig. Jamal Salem Al-Jallaf, the director of the General Department of Criminal Investigations at Dubai Police, said the violator (a female decor architect) and her guests — a group of media persons and a female Arab artist — had been summoned and fined after the video of the event had gone viral on social media.

Participating media persons were each slapped a fine of 5,000 dirhams, he added.

Brig. Al-Jallaf stressed that the Dubai Police won’t tolerate violators of the announced precautionary measures against COVID-19 as these measures have been put in place to protect members of the community and curb the pandemic.

He reminded members of the public to strictly adhere to the precautionary measures announced by the local authorities, and to report violators via the (Police Eye) service on smart phones, or by contacting the Dubai Police Call Centre (901).


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