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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) clarified the two scenarios for home quarantine. There are 2 cases that require home quarantine:
(1) Those who tested positive for COVID-19 and
(2) Those who were in close contact with someone who tested positive. Those with both cases must stay home and self-isolate until their next test.
Breaking home quarantine will result in a Dhs50,000 fine.
For quarantine compliance, those who test positive must wear an electronic wristband from testing centres and download Alhosn.
The wristband will be removed after 2 negative test results.
Non-compliance will result in a Dhs10,000 fine and the violator will bear costs if the wristband is lost/damaged.
The Ministry has dismissed as "untrue" a video post circulated on the social media, where a person alleged the unavailability of medical masks in one of its hospitals.
The Ministry affirmed that all hospitals and medical centres are well-equipped with all necessary supplies, including medical masks.
The Ministry added that it coordinates with all hospitals on a daily basis to ensure their readiness in terms of equipment, medical supplies and medical staff.
Mohap urged members of the public not to circulate false and misleading information otherwise they could be held liable. The Ministry has already initiated legal action against the person who made the claim and the one who filmed the video.
“This period may be reduced to seven days in some cases such as professions in vital sectors or for those who came from low risk countries,” it added.
The 77,000 sq. ft property can accommodate upto 400 people and it has undergone all necessary maintenance to ensure the facilities meet the required health and safety standards.
It is disappointing that a section of expatriate residents have failed to comprehend the seriousness of the situation and are adopting a “take it easy” policy.
The flight, operated by Go First, took off for Sharjah at 6:30pm from Srinagar and landed at Sharjah International Airport at 9:30pm UAE time. The flight revives direct air link between the Kashmir Valley and the UAE after 11 years.
In the first case, which took place at 5:00pm, there were 3 Asians, two of whom were rescued while the third, 29, drowned. In the second case, which took place at 6:00pm, an Arab, 30, drowned and was transported by the national ambulance to the Khalifa Hospital..
According to Colonel Saleh Al Dhanhani, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department at Fujairah Police, the accident took place around 7:30am on Sunday when a man dropped his son identified as ASA opposite the private school where he was studying.