Harsher penalties await offenders of coronavirus curbs in UAE
21 Aug 2020
A view of the Sheikh Zayed Road during the night movement ban. File
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Salem Al Zaabi, Acting Director of the Federal Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Prosecution said, “The penalties list for coronavirus violations are still in effect, and we bet on the awareness of community members in dealing with the situation.”
UAE National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) Dr Saif Al Dhaheri said, “The increase in the number of injuries resulted from non-compliance, and the sterilisation programme may return in some areas if the cases continue to rise…”
“The UAE might consider re-enforcing a night time movement ban if the situation deteriorate.”
The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) said on Twitter, “We fully trust you, your commitment and your cooperation, as the decrease in the number of cases does not mean that we have eliminated COVID-19.
“With your commitment, we will reach the zero state! Let us pledge today to abide by the precautionary measures, and let us win tomorrow...”
UAE official Taher Al-Amiri said, “The jump in coronavirus cases will be considered temporary, and we will look at the indicators in the coming days…”
Member of the Federal National Council, Dr. Ali Al-Nuaimi said, "The real problem is that some do not realise the value of government’s plan in dealing with the virus."
Official spokesperson for the UAE government media briefing, Dr. Omar Al Hammadi said, “The coronavirus is dangerous and its complications have brought together the evils of other viruses.”
The official spokesperson for the UAE health sector Dr. Farida Al Hosani, “Before the start of the academics, we need to increase the awareness of students, parents, and people around them, and to ensure that preventive measures are observed at homes.
Farida said, “We are still in the first wave of coronavirus, and we must live with the disease, deal with caution, and follow preventive measures until a vaccine is available.”