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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE Government said hosting private parties and social gatherings in the country during New Year would draw hefty fines from the authorities.
The authorities earlier said that with New Year's Eve celebrations approaching, we stress the importance of adhering to precautionary and preventive health and safety measures during all activities to tackle COVID-19.
According to UAE Attorney General's Resolution No. 38 for 2020 on enforcement of list of fines and penalties regarding the precautionary measures to stem the spread of coronavirus.
The penalties include Dhs10,000 fine for whoever invites or organises gatherings, meetings, private and public celebrations or being present in groups at public places or private farms.
The Resolution No. 38 also said that the attending guests will also be slapped with a fine of Dhs5,000.
The Abu Dhabi Police have urged the members of the public to abide by the social distancing and family gatherings rules and adhere to preventive measures and safety instructions.
The Abu Dhabi Crisis, Emergencies and Disasters Committee started welcoming tourists from Dec.24.
The Committee has approved increasing the operational capacity of economic, tourism and entertainment activities to the possible optimal in accordance with the approved precautionary measures.
The Ministry stressed in a statement on Saturday that, its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
MoHAP also announced the death of three patients as a result of COVID-19 complications. The total number of deaths in the country has reached 375, it added.
The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished current COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery.
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Sheikh Hamdan said on Twitter, "We extend our sincere condolences and sympathy to the family, relatives, companions and readers of Khalid Al Qashtini, the Iraqi journalist and writer, and the owner of the creative pen, who enriched our Arab world with his publications. With his departure, the Arab media loses a symbol of creativity.”
The authorities said, “Abu Dhabi Police and Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Authority teams are dealing with a fire that broke out this evening at a warehouse in Mussafah industrial area.
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