Recently, the Interior Ministry (MOI) has arrested 64 people for violating the self-quarantine rule. According to a MOI statement, these criminals have said to undergo home quarantine for 14 days after being in contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus.
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These criminals have been referred to the prosecution department of the National Crisis and Disaster Administration of the Federal Prosecutor’s Office.
The Interior Ministry arrests 64 criminals for violating the self-quarantine rule
The UAE has advised residents to stay home and not leave unless it is absolutely necessary. Travelers who have come from abroad have also been told to undergo a 14-day quarantine.
Recently, Dubai police arrested a man and a woman in separate instances for mocking the government’s #StayHome policy. The UAE has been actively promoting a campaign to keep residents from going out due to the pandemic.
The 64 people were in contact with confirmed cases of COVID-19 infected personnel and violated the instructions of the health authorities about the home quarantine and did not follow the 14-day home quarantine procedures, which goes against the instructions of the health authorities.
This is a violation of federal law to combat communicable diseases, which can result in a fine and / or imprisonment.
Below is the MOI Tweet:
64 حالة 64 شخصا للنيابة لمخالفتهم قانون مكافحة الأمراض السارية
64 to break quarantine guidelines
Tthttps: //t.co/iUV9VbjY4S# خلك_في_البيت #stay at home # معاً_سنهزم_كورونا# فيروس_كورونا_المستجد # كوفيد 19# together_we_will_win_covid19#coronavirus# COVID-19 pic.twitter.com/jca66BMkX1
– MOIUAE (@moiuae) March 25, 2020