Not wearing mask topped COVID-19 protocols' violations last month in UAE
09 Mar 2021
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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Over 55,900 violations of virus precautionary measures were recorded across the UAE in the month of February, authorities said on Tuesday.
During its weekly briefing on COVID-19 situation in the UAE, authorities said that failing to wear mask was the most common violation found during this period.
About 47% of the total violations recorded were for not wearing masks, followed by shops and commercial establishments failing to adhere to the precautionary and preventative measure at 20.5%.
Violations regarding not following the physical distancing were at the third spot in the list at 17.5%.
The lack of compliance with the number of people allowed in a single vehicle was at 8%, and finally random gatherings were at 4.5%.
Authorities said that the UAE has handled this crisis with transparency.
“A year ago, we began a periodical & contentious broadcast for the media briefing, to be updated with the latest COVID-19 developments, to inform people of the precautionary & preventive measures, and to stop rumours,” authorities said in the media briefing.