A Coronvairus-infected UAE resident has been sentenced to prison after sharing a video of himself not adhering to quarantine guidelines and boast about it.
Dubai Police arrest man after showing off breaking quarantine rules
We all know a friend on social media who goes to great lengths to brag about their daily life online, even a deadly pandemic cannot stop them from going all out about what’s going on in their lives!
Similarly, a UAE resident who tested positive for Coronavirus took to social media showing himself going against quarantine rules and trumpeting about his move of getting a cup of coffee with people near him.. Very soon, Dubai Police fined him a whopping AED 50,000 and sentenced him to imprisonment, in line with the UAE’s cyber-crime law.
“Not only did he violate home quarantine laws, but he also deliberately bragged about his recklessness and published a video on social media platforms. His irresponsible action provoked public opinion as he endangered the lives of others.”Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, Director of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at Dubai Police
Malls and shops fined for violating social distancing regulations
A slew of shops in big malls like Mirdiff City Centre, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Festival City Mall and Dubai Mall were fined for allowing crowds in their store after a Dubai Police inspection.
221 fines and 3,283 warnings were issued. Here’s the breakdown:
Mall of the Emirates: Four violations and 542 warnings
Dubai Mall: 92 violations and 620 violations
Mirdiff City Centre: Nine violations and 90 warnings
Dubai Festival City Mall: 36 violations and 170 warnings
Restaurants and stand-alone shops were fined to overcrowding too. Retail outlet Day To Day received a staggering Dhs 50,000 fine due to scores of residents headed to their stores, after announcing a sale.
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