An Asian expatriate in Dubai is facing imprisonment for encouraging people to smoke, have a barbecue and enjoy the weather outside, violating the UAE’s quarantine rules amid Coronavirus.
Expatriate encouraged people to “go out for a smoke”
Latest rules and regulations in the UAE are enforcing strict quarantine measures to prevent the Coronavirus outbreak. Yet an Asian expatriate neglected it by posting a video of himself telling people “to go out for a smoke or barbecue to enjoy the weather.” Dubai Police sentenced him to imprisonment for ignoring government advice the wake of the novel outbreak and increasing cases in the region.
Five years of jail for quarantine violators
As Coronavirus cases rise drastically, the UAE warns residents could face hefty fines ranging from a whopping AED 50,000-100,00, or a jail term up to five years. The fine could be doubled if residents are found violating twice.
85 more Coronavirus cases confirmed in the UAE
Yesterday, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) confirmed 85 new confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, the biggest single-day increase. The total tally stands 333.
(Featured photograph credit: Dubai Media Office)