For violating the precautionary measures and instructions to contain the coronavirus, citizens will receive a fine from AED 500 to AED 50,000, which can be doubled in the event of a repeat offense.
According to the latest regulations approved by the Cabinet on violations of the preventive measures, third-time violations will be referred to the federal crisis and emergency prosecution.
The new legislation, which includes a list of violations and resulting penalties is part of the government’s efforts to prevent the contamination from the COVID-19 and protect the well-being and health of citizens, residents and visitors.
The full list of fines include:
Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, also known as COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus which is causing illness in humans and animals. Most people infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus will feel mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without any special treatment. Older people, as well as those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancer or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness, and require immediate assistance. Novel Coronavirus was first identified in a cluster with pneumonia symptoms in Wuhan city, Hubei province of China, quickly spreading around the world. On early March 2020, the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic had officially started, becoming the defining global health crisis of our time. Today, it is the greatest challenge people have faced since World War II, worsened by subsequent lockdowns of whole countries, collapse of entire industries, and a major economic recession.