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The Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Prosecution on Tuesday announced a 50 percent discount on penalties imposed for violating COVID-19 precautionary measures.
Effective as of 15th March, the decision - which will last for two months - includes all the unpaid violations committed during the pandemic.
The Emergency Prosecution called for benefiting from the reduction decision and promptly paying the fines via the websites and smart apps of the Ministry of Interior and police commands at the state level.
Earlier, the UAE authorities have announced that wearing a facemask is mandatory in closed and indoors places to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The health experts said that facemasks violators will be slapped with a Dhs3,000 fine.
With the onset of the pandemic, there is a constant concern for transparency and openness towards the society on the basis that it is a partner in taking responsibility, and has a key role in recovery.
The Dubai Media office tweeted, “Dubai Economy warns 6 establishments and fines 8 others over the past 24 hours for not adhering to the precautionary measures set to limit COVID-19.”
The authorities said, “In light of the high number of injuries in the country compared to the past months and weeks, we affirm the stability of the health and medical situation in all state hospitals, as more than 55% of hospital beds and intensive care beds in the country are vacant. And the household occupancy rate for Covid-19 does not exceed 3%.”
Sheikh Sultan has ordered the release of 399 prisoners of different nationalities from Sharjah's correctional and punitive establishments, ahead of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Qatar's Interior Ministry described the building as a four-story structure in Doha's Bin Durham neighborhood. It said rescuers found seven survivors, while the one person killed had been inside the building at the time of the collapse.
A large number of diplomatic corps, officials of the UAE, prominent business individuals and Pakistani community residing in the UAE participated in the event.