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UAE to prosecute 129 people who violated quarantine measures

Cases taken after people failed to comply with quarantine measures for a third time

UAE to prosecute 129 people who violated quarantine measures

First-time offenders will only be fined AED50,000, doubled to AED100,000 for second-time offenders.

The UAE will take action against 129 people who it says breached quarantine and isolation measures put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19.

The cases against the 129 have been referred to Attorney General for failing to abide by measures imposed by UAE authorities in recent weeks.

The chief of the Emergency and Crisis Prosecution revealed that cases were taken after the people failed to comply with home quarantine measures for a third time.

“They will be tried and jailed for a minimum of three years or fined a minimum of AED100,000 as per the law," said the chief said, as reported by UAE news agency WAM.

"First-time offenders will only be fined AED50,000 once a report is filed and the offender is informed of his or her violation. The fine shall be doubled to AED100,000 for second-time offenders.

"Should the violator fail to pay the fine, competent departments will be notified to register the offence in the e-criminal system, at the Ministry of Interior, or at local police departments to collect the fine from him or her in a legal manner," he added.

He said that work is underway to record violations against the offenders, who will pledge not to repeat the offence.

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