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Soumya Saad, Staff Reporter
Major General Abdullah Ali Al Ghaithi, Director of Organisations Protective Security and Emergency in the Dubai Police, revealed a fine of Dhs10,000 will be imposed on owners of Ramadan tents or any home gatherings in public places or private farms and manors, stressing the importance of spacing, and taking particular care to face the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, and reduce its spread.
Al Ghaithi said the government has made it easier for citizens and residents, during the Holy Month of Ramadan, by amending the dates of the national sterilisation programme, to become from 10pm to 6am. He added this does not mean non-compliance with precautionary measures, spacing, stressing that the number of those present in the place should not exceed five persons. He stressed that setting up tents and Ramadan assemblies, whether inside homes or in public places is banned.
Al Ghaithi called on all members of society of all nationalities, to fully comply with the instructions in the framework of measures, to avoid legal accountability in case of violation.
He called for the necessity of physical spacing with a separation of no less than two metres, wearing masks and adhering to the precautionary measures accompanying the national sterilization programme. He affirmed his full confidence in the public solidarity and their response to health and guidance instructions.
The Dubai Media Office said, “Dubai Police, in cooperation with Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing, shuts down a tourism camp for one month and issues the organizer a fine of Dhs50,000 for organising a gathering that is not in adherence to the precautionary measures.”
Dubai Police have taken into custody the parents of a seven-year-old boy, who was forced to act blind and beg on the streets during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) announced on Tuesday that all annual Ramadan tent permits in the Emirate of Dubai will be cancelled this year in compliance with government precautionary and preventive measures to stem the spread of COVID-19.
A group of students of determination took part in the ‘healthy cooking’ competition organized by the Rashid Center for People of Determination in the presence of artist Shatha Hassoun, Emirati Chef Somaya Obaid and Chef Abdul Rahman Al Shugairi.
The Dubai Public Prosecution referred a 39-year-old African sales representative to the Criminal Court on charges of bringing and possessing one and a half kilogrammes of cocaine for promotion.
The UAE Ministry of Education (MoE), represented by the Certificate Equivalency Department, has notified the Customer Happiness Centres nationwide to stop attesting certificates issued by four universities operating within the UAE, including: Al Hosn University, University of Modern Sciences, Maktoum Bin Hamdan Dental University College, and Al Jazeera University.
In his weekly tweet with the hashtag “#FlashesofLeadership,” the Dubai Ruler said, “If the needy comes to you, help him... And if the oppressed comes to you, support him... And if the owner of the idea comes to you, support him also… And if the world comes to you, listen to the world...”