Ras Al Khaimah closes wedding hall, imposes fine for Covid-19 violations

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Dubai - Social distancing and wearing of masks were ignored by the party, flouting UAE-wide preventive measures.

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Published: Sat 12 Sep 2020, 10:45 PM

The Ras Al Khaimah Economic Department on Friday closed a wedding hall and imposed a fine on it for not adhering to coronavirus precautionary measures.
The authority said on its Instagram account that this due to the party holding a wedding celebration with the required prior approvals; and not adhering to precautionary measures and instructions issued by the official authorities in the country in terms of social distancing and the obligation to wear masks.

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The move follows a similar incident in Abu Dhabi on Friday where a groom, his father and the father of the bride were referred to the emergencies, crises and disasters prosecution after they were found to be organising and celebrating a wedding in violation of prescribed rules to curb the Covid-19 spread.
Legal action was also taken against all the guests who attended and took part in the function.
Abu Dhabi Police visited a house where a wedding was being held in spite of the rules banning group gatherings and celebrations.
A Dh10,000 fine is imposed on anyone who organises, holds or invites others to a gathering or group celebration. 
A Dh5,000 penalty is slapped on any individual who attends such gatherings.
Police urged the public to strictly adhere to social distancing and avoid family gatherings, while complying with anti-Covid measures.

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