Dhs50,000 fine for UAE returnees who breach quarantine rules - GulfToday

Dhs50,000 fine for UAE returnees who breach quarantine rules


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Mohammed Alaa, Staff Reporter


The National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) has confirmed that all returnees from outside the country must adhere to the 14-day-quarantine even if they test negative to COVID-19. 


“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,” NCEMA added.


It also stressed the importance of abidance by the mandatory health requirements in order to preserve the public health, taking into account the procedures and requirements adopted.


“Among the procedures, each traveller must fills in the health accountability forms that stipulate undertaking a quarantine upon return, along with the need to download and register in Al Hosn application of the Ministry of Health and Prevention and other applications authorized by health authorities,” NCEMA said.


In case of violation of the regulations in force, penalties shall be applied in accordance with the list of penalties and fines issued by the Public Prosecution for Emergency and Crises.



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The Resolution No.38 of 2020 on enforcement of penalties for violations following the Cabinet Resolution No.17 of 2020 to contain the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, stipulates Dhs50,000 fine for non-compliance with home quarantine instructions as per the home quarantine manuals, and quarantine at private facilities determined by competent authorities and refusing to take the test again as per health protocols or implementing these measures.


The decision includes 15 fines starting from Dhs1,000 for failing to wear medical masks indoors by only those individuals suffering from chronic diseases, and those showing cold and flu symptoms or failing to maintain social distancing.


It also includes Dhs50,000 fine for violating mandatory hospitalisation by patients who directly refuse to receive or continue prescribed medicines despite being instructed.

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