A combo image shows people partying at the yacht.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Dubai has busted a yacht party for violating the COVID-19 precautionary measures set up by the authorities.
Dubai Police, in cooperation with the Department of Tourism, issued violations of Dhs50,000 on Saturday for people who stayed on a yacht without committing to social distancing and wearing masks.
The Dubai Government Media Office stated via Twitter that “for violating the precautionary measures and preventive measures, Dubai Police, in cooperation with the Department of Tourism, seizes and issues violations of Dhs50,000 for several people who held a private party in a commercial yacht without committing to social distancing and wearing masks, and the entity’s licence of the yacht was suspended for a month."
Social gatherings and private parties have been the main cause of the surge in coronavirus cases in the UAE.
The authorities said that private parties and meetings are responsible for the rise in COVID-19 cases.
Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, Lt Gen Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, in January urged everyone to follow the precautionary measures and social distancing guidelines to curb the spread of the virus.
The Dubai Police issued a fine of Dhs10,000 to a pilot working for an airline for organising a special party for 25 invitees on a yacht without observing public safety requirements.
Dubai on Thursday announced COVID-19 precautionary measures for the Holy Month of Ramadan, which includes ban on Ramadan tents as well as Iftar and donation tents.
The decision is based on an evaluation of the evolving COVID-19 situation, data showing the effectiveness of intensified safety measures and the recommendations of frontline authorities.
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