Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 27 October 2020

CORONAVIRUS

Sharjah Police detain man infected with Covid-19 who broke quarantine

Thousands of people were fined for breaching coronavirus rules

Police in Sharjah arrested a man for deliberately breaching mandatory quarantine.

The man - whose nationality and age were not disclosed - was infected with coronavirus but still did not adhere to the rules.

Sharjah Police are stepping up a campaign against people breaking virus regulations.

“Despite knowing he tested positive for coronavirus, the man has violated regulations and laws that oblige a person infected with this virus to remain isolated from his family and the public so as not to endanger their lives,” said Brig Ahmad Al Naour, director general of Sharjah Police’s central operations.

Police also fined 2,437 people between September 1 and 15 in Sharjah for breaking Covid-19 rules.

Some people were fined several times.

The offences included failing to wear a face mask and not observing physical distancing rules.

It comes as the UAE's Minister of Health and Prevention Abdulrahman Al Owais was given the first approved dose of a vaccine designed to protect the public from the virus.

Mr Al Owais received a dose of the vaccine that was developed in a testing operation between the UAE and China, on the same day the Emirates tested more than 100,000 people in 24 hours for the first time.

It will initially be given to front-line health workers in emergency cases.

Police officers, meanwhile, urged all members of the public to adhere to the guidelines.

Updated: September 20, 2020 12:33 PM

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