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COVID-19: Local Arrest Made After Young Man Ignores Stay Home Initiative

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Dubai Police have arrested a man for encouraging his social media audience to enjoy the rainy weather.

As authorities work to curb the spread of COVID-19, a young Asian man chose to ignore the Dubai Police ‘stay home initiative’ and irresponsibly posted on social media saying;

“Go out for a smoke or a barbecue and to enjoy the rainy weather.”

Dubai Police shared the news confirming its readiness to take action to those who flout the regulations.

The message: There are new regulations in place and Dubai Police will enforce them

This is a summary of the public’s reaction to the arrest

64 people are facing legal action for not complying with the 14-day home quarantine order

As per UAE Federal Law No. 14 of 2014 on Communicable Diseases, it is a violation to knowingly spread the disease and 64 people who were asked to home-quarantine and disobeyed the order are facing legal action.

The law states that anyone who knows they’re suffering from a communicable disease is punishable by a minimum of five years imprisonment and a fine between AED50,000 and AED100,000 if they deliberately transmit the disease.

COVID-19 was recently added to the list of communicable diseases

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