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.
— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) March 25, 2020