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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
The Abu Dhabi Police are calling upon all parents to provide a safe and risk-free environment for their children, in order to prevent recurrence of incidents of children accidentally falling off buildings.
Families are advised to pay more attention to their children, and not allow them to go near open windows and balconies. Police also advised not to let children near electronic devices or gas pipelines.
Mothers are urged not to leave hot bowls on tables, switch off ovens, or leave the clothes iron on when children are around. They are also urged to watch out for the safety of their children at swimming pools to avoid accidental drowning.
In addition, the Abu Dhabi Police emphasised the importance of reinforcing protection to prevent children falling to their deaths, and urged families not to leave furniture near windows, always lock balconies and keep the keys out of the reach of children.
Police consider negligence as the main reason behind incidents of children drowning in swimming pools, which means that family members must pay full attention to them and only let children swim in the presence of a lifeguard.
Officials are also focusing on the importance of knowing all types of fire incidents that might take place in a house, learning how to put the fire out, and appointing a family member to provide help for children, elderly and people of determination in emergencies.
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The Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation upheld an appeal sentencing an Arab national to a fine of Dhs10,000 and deportation, after the suspect was charged with consuming hashish outside the UAE.
The Supreme Federal Court upheld the appeal against the ruling of the Court of Appeals acquitting two suspects charged with human trafficking and sentenced them to 3 years in jail for running a brothel and exploiting two women, inciting them to commit adultery.
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The Committee explained that the new guidelines take into account the exceptional situations of some categories of people including people of determination, children, and those with chronic respiratory conditions.
The UAE will today (Monday) start receiving residents with valid residence visas, who were stranded abroad due to coronavirus pandemic from various countries.