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Dubai Police fine woman for organising house party in violations of COVID-19 precautionary measure

Participants were each one of them given Dh5,000 fine

Dubai -- Dubai Police have fined a woman for organising a private party for her friends in her home and hiring musical band while not complying with physical distancing measures or wearing facemasks; in violation of the resolution No. 38 of 2020 issued by the Attorney General of the United Arab Emirates on enforcement of penalties for violations following Cabinet Resolution No. 17 of 2020 to contain the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19.

Brigadier Jamal Salem Al-Jallaf, Director of the General Department of Criminal Investigations at Dubai Police, said the violator was fined per resolution No. (38) for 2020 which states that a fine of Dh10,000 is applicable to whoever invites or organises gatherings, meetings, private and public celebrations or being present in groups at public places or private farms.

He added that members of the band and guests were each slapped each one of them a fine of Dh5,000 as per the same resolution.

Brig. Al-Jallaf urged public to strictly adhere to the precautionary measures set by the authorities, and to report violators via the (Police Eye) service on smartphones, or by contacting the Dubai Police Call Centre 901.

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