1,672 fines issued at UAE malls, beaches for violating Covid-19 rules

Abu Dhabi Police emphasises the importance of adhering to precautionary and preventative measures

  
Two police officers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ride their horses outside the Mohamed bin Zayed stadium ahead of the 18th Arabian Gulf Cup soccer match between the UAE and Kuwait in Abu Dhabi January 23, 2007. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad . Image used for illustrative purpose

Two police officers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ride their horses outside the Mohamed bin Zayed stadium ahead of the 18th Arabian Gulf Cup soccer match between the UAE and Kuwait in Abu Dhabi January 23, 2007. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad . Image used for illustrative purpose

REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad

Abu Dhabi Police has issued over 1,600 fines for flouting coronavirus safety measures during a two-month period.

A statement issued by the Abu Dhabi Media Office on Thursday said that as part of the efforts to protect the community's health and safety, and to curb the spread of Covid-19, Abu Dhabi Police has issued 1,672 fines during a two-month period.

Fines were issued for failing to adhere to precautionary measures at several shopping malls and beaches across Abu Dhabi, including not wearing face masks, not observing physical distancing and attending gatherings.

Abu Dhabi Police emphasises the importance of adhering to precautionary and preventative measures, and urges community members to act and behave responsibly while in public places, the statement added.

 

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