Coronavirus: police hand out more than 10,000 fines in Bur Dubai

Offences included failing to wear a mask and not adhering to social distancing rules

Dubai Police conduct regular inspections to ensure everyone is following coronavirus rules. Reem Mohammed / The National    
Dubai Police conduct regular inspections to ensure everyone is following coronavirus rules. Reem Mohammed / The National    

Police in Bur Dubai handed out 10,745 fines to people breaking Covid-19 rules in the past seven months.

Offences included failing to wear a mask in public, not adhering to social distancing and ignoring venue capacity rules.

The fines were issued between November and May.

“These [breaches] were issued while monitoring three designated areas in Bur Dubai,” said director of Bur Dubai Police Station, Brig Abdullah Al Sorour.

“All [those who break the rules] are subjected to penalties as per the UAE Attorney General’s resolution.”

Brig Al Sorour urged everyone to comply with safety measures.

The UAE introduced rules early on in the pandemic. These regulations, along with one of the world's fastest vaccination drives, have helped the country to control the virus.

In March, Dubai's Naif community was locked down for four weeks to help curb the spread of Covid-19.

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Updated: June 3, 2021 06:39 PM

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