Adnan Abbas, assistant general manager of Al Nahda National Schools has affirmed that no students at the school is infected with the Coronavirus.
Mariam Yaed Al Qubaisi, Director of Information and Communication Department and official spokesperson for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), revealed that NCEMA in partnership with its strategic partner has a 24-hour mechanism to detect rumours and track those who promote them. The NCEMA takes the necessary measures that include responding to or denying the rumours through the official mass media and take legal action against those who promote them, she added.
The Dubai Media Office refutes the video circulating of a man fainting in Naif Souq as rumour. The man is an epileptic patient and not suffering from COVID-19.
The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) has warned the public about the negative impact of circulating food-related rumours and urged people to contact the authority to verify any information with regard to food safety.
The UAE Public Prosecution on Sunday published a video on its social media accounts highlighting the potential penalties for spreading rumours and false news, in accordance with Federal Decree Law No. 34 of 2021 aimed at combatting the spread of rumours and fake news.
The Sharjah Police affirmed that the news about the amendment of the status of overstays, in return for fees paid at one of the service centres in Sharjah, is just a rumour, stressing that information should be taken only from the relevant authorities.