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Wedding organisers, guests in UAE face legal action for breaking Covid rules

Marie Nammour /Abu Dhabi
mary@khaleejtimes.com Filed on September 10, 2020
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Legal action was also taken against all the guests who attended and took part in the function.

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 stymie the Covid-19 spread.

Legal action was also taken against all the guests who attended and took part in the function.

Also read: Covid-related violations, fines in UAE

The Abu Dhabi Police moved to 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.

The police urged the public to strictly adhere to social distancing and avoid family gatherings, while complying with anti-Covid measures.

The police called on the public to cooperate by reporting gatherings and violations of the restrictions rules by calling the toll-free number 8002626, or texting to 2828 or e-mailing to Aman@adpolice.gov.ae for the safety of all the members of the society.

mary@khaleejtimes.com

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Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit university of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law college in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more and grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination…


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