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Combating Covid-19: Dubai Police use choppers to warn #StayHome violators

anjana@khaleejtimes.com Filed on April 9, 2020
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Legal action will be initiated against violators of anti-Covid-19 measures, say authorities.

Dubai is using aerial patrols and state-of-the-art gadgets to reinforce the #StayHomeStaySafe message as well as sterlise the city's streets and common areas.

Dubai Police is now using helicopters to warn violators on the street and at rooftops to minimise the spread of the deadly Covid-19 disease.

The police have been seen using the patrol choppers playing out awareness messages, warning the public to stay indoors.

Combating Covid-19: Dubai Police use choppers to warn #StayHome violators (KT2386949.PNG)

Dubai has initiated a two-week-long, 24-hour sterilisation drive during which all residents have been advised to remain indoors but for essential work and emergencies.

UAE authorities have instructed everyone stepping out of their homes to wear masks and gloves and maintain social distancing to prevent the spread of the disease.

The UAE authorities have repeatedly urged residents, in all languages popular among expats, to stay at home and venture out only for emergencies.

Dubai Police yesterday said that it will now name and shame violators of the #StayHome initiative launched to fight the spread of Covid-19.

They have warned the public against flouting instructions, maintaining that legal action will be taken against violators. Non-adherence to safety measures can lead to imprisonment and/or a fine.

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Anjana Sankar

Anjana Sankar is a UAE-based journalist chasing global stories of conflict, migration and human rights. She has reported from the frontlines of the wars in Yemen and Syria and has extensively written on the refugee crisis in Bangladesh, Iraq and Europe. From interviewing Daesh militants to embedding with the UAE army in Yemen, and covering earthquakes, floods, terrorist attacks and elections, she has come out scathe-free from the most dangerous conflict zones of the world. Riding on over 14 years of experience, Anjana currently is an Assistant Editor with Khaleej Times and leads the reporting team. She often speaks about women empowerment on her Facebook page that has 40,000 plus followers.


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