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Coronavirus: Dubai Police issue over 52,000 fines to violators of restrictions

Web report/Dubai
Filed on April 28, 2020 | Last updated on April 28, 2020 at 07.49 am
Dubai Police, fines, violators, National Sterilisation Programme, coronavirus, Covid-19

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The force reiterated its message to the public to stay indoors and strictly adhere to the precautionary measures announced during the National Sterilisation Programme.

Dubai Police have issued 52,069 fines against violators of the movement restrictions in place during the National Sterilisation Programme.

Between March 26 and April 16, officers issued 45,654 warnings and 6,424 fines for flouting safety instructions.

Dubai Police reported that 38,702 fines were issued against people who left their homes unnecessarily, meaning not for work purposes or to buy essential goods. Meanwhile 10,286 fines were issued for a failure to wear medical masks inside or failure to maintain physical distance.

A further 3,696 fines were issued to people who exceeded the maximum three passengers allowed in a single vehicle.

Finally, 58,641 radar fines were issued across the emirate.

In a message on their social media channels, Dubai Police General Command called on the public to stay indoors and strictly adhere to the precautionary measures announced during the National Sterilisation Programme.

People are urged to report violators by contacting the non-emergency number, 901, or by using the Police Eye service on smartphones.

List of fines

- Dh10,000 for violators of the public or private gatherings restriction and Dh5,000 fine for each participant in the gathering.

- Dh1,000 for violating the physical distance measures.

- Dh1,000 for people who do not wear masks.

- Dh1,000 for drivers exceeding three passengers in a vehicle.





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