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Coronavirus: Full list of updated fines for violating Covid-19 measures in UAE

reporters@khaleejtimes.com Filed on June 28, 2020 | Last updated on June 28, 2020 at 06.17 am
Coronavirus, Full list, updated fines, violating, Covid-19 measures, UAE

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Third-time offenders could face up to six months in jail and/or a minimum fine of Dh100,000.

An updated list of fines and penalties for violating Covid-19 precautionary measures announced last month remains in force across the UAE, a top official warned on Saturday. This came as authorities observed an increase in the number of violations after the night-time movement restrictions were lifted.

Salem Al Zaabi, acting chief of prosecution of the Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee at the Federal Public Prosecution, said: "The fine will be doubled for those found repeating the violation. Third-time offenders could face up to six months in jail and/or a minimum fine of Dh100,000."

Here is the updated list of fines and penalties that was announced on May 19.

For individuals, families, communities

- Hosting gatherings and inviting people over: Dh10,000
- Attending a gathering as a guest: Dh5,000
- Having more than three passengers in a vehicle: Dh3,000
- Private tutors violating rules: Dh30,000 (and Dh20,000 for whoever hosts the tutor)
- Failure to maintain social distancing at work or other places like shops and restaurants: Dh3,000 per person involved, Dh5,000 for institutions

At the workplace

- Not wearing masks at work, offices: Dh5,000 for the company, Dh500 for the employee

On Covid-19 screenings

- Failure to comply with home quarantine rules: Dh50,000
- Failure to download the smart app for tracking and failure to carry smartphones (for those who tested positive for Covid): Dh10,000
- Tampering with the tracking device or app installed by authorities: Dh20,000
- Refusing to do a Covid test: Dh5,000

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