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The Labour Accommodation Inspection Committee of the Sharjah Police recorded more than 21,000 violations against COVID-19 precautionary measures during its inspection campaigns at labour accommodations in various areas of the emirate of Sharjah.
Brigadier Dr Ahmed Saeed Al Naour, Director-General of Central Operations in the Sharjah Police, and Chairman of the Executive Committee for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management in the emirate, noted that the inspection teams have recorded 21,959 violations between May 20 and Oct.1, 2020.
He added that 6,959 violations were reported from the industrial areas.
Brigadier General Naour revealed the efforts of the field teams during this period where 170,089 awareness leaflets were distributed by the police in multiple languages to preserve the safety and health of community members and prevent them from spreading the virus.
He urged community members to cooperate with the competent authorities who were aiming to curb the spread of this pandemic, by promptly reporting any violations of the precautionary measures.
Over a dozen individuals were arrested for gathering in one of the unlicenced sandy squares in Sharjah to play cricket in addition to their violation of the coronavirus preventive and precautionary measures.
Sharjah residents are advised not to deal with or approach beggars in any way, as communication with or physically touching them could expose their health and safety to risk.
The Police asks public to abide by the rules to prevent coronavirus, as every resident is an important part of the community.
The campaign was launched at noon on Friday, using police patrols and drones broadcasting through loudspeakers. They covered 35 sites including industrial zones and mosque courtyards "before and after the Friday prayers," in addition to conducting patrols in different areas to reach all members of society.
In our religion, as in our Arab culture, standing by the vulnerable and people in need is a duty, not a choice. It is also a daily responsibility and not a sporadic reaction," the Sharjah Ruler continued at the virtually-held awarding ceremony of SIARA’s 2021 edition organised by TBHF.
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