Failing to follow home quarantine instructions can include an AED 50,000 fine
13 September 2020| Last updated on 14 September 2020
The UAE resident posted videos on social media "bragging about his recklessness"
Dubai Police arrested a young man who broke his mandatory home quarantine period, violated related UAE laws regulations, and posted a video on social media saying he had gone out to buy coffee despite being infected with Covid-19, endangering his life and that of others.
The man has been put again under quarantine with immediate legal action taken against him, said Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, Director of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Dubai Police.
"Not only did he violate home quarantine laws, 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," Brig. Al Jallaf said.
The Director of Dubai CID reaffirmed Dubai Police’s commitment to safeguard the community from potential risks, and enforce the rule of law in this regard, especially the Attorney General’s Resolution No. 38 of 2020 on the list of violations and administrative sanctions for non-compliance with precautionary measures and guidelines put in place to curb the spread of the virus.
The Resolution outlines specific penalties for violating Covid-19 precautionary measures, which include a fine of AED 50,000 for failing to complete to home quarantine.
Brig. Al Jallaf further noted that Article 31 of the UAE’s cyber-crime law states that encouraging violation of the laws and regulations of the State by publishing information is punishable by imprisonment and/or a fine ranging between AED 200,000 and AED 1 million.
Brig. Al Jallaf also reminded the public that #We_Are_All_Responsible and called on all members of the UAE community to follow with the protective measures and guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of the outbreak.
Members of the public must wear a face mask at all times when outside the house and observe physical distancing. Those who are instructed to stay at home for self-quarantine must not leave their home or hotel within that time period.
Following these strict guidelines is critical in protecting yours and people's health.
Individuals, businesses, and institutions that fail to comply with the UAE's Covid-19 precautionary measures outlined by the authorities will face penalties.