A teen wears a medical mask as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus [File image used for illustrative purposes] Image Credit: AP

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Dubai: The UAE Attorney General issued a resolution on the list of sanctions for the precautionary measures taken to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The move comes as part of preventive and precautionary measures taken by the UAE to curb the spread of the COVID-19 and ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents and visitors. Violators of these precautions will face a fine ranging from Dh500 to Dh50,000.

The order has a list of 15 offences including Dh1,000 fine for failing to wear medical masks in indoor places by those suffering from chronic diseases, and people showing cold and flu symptoms or failing to maintain social distancing.

List of fines:

Dh50,000 fine for patients who refuse the compulsory hospitalization or continue to ingest prescribed medications despite being notified.

Dh50,000 fine for non-compliers with:

 - Home quarantine instructions as per home quarantine guides.

- Quarantine instructions at private facilities determined by competent authorities and refusing to take the test again as per health procedures.

Dh2,000 fine for people leaving their homes during non-curfew hours except for performing vital jobs or buying necessities.

Dh3,000 fine for people leaving their homes during announced curfew times, except for necessary matters like buying food, medicine, health emergencies and for vital sectors exempted during curfew.

Dh1,000 fine for motorists who exceed the limit of passengers in their cars [more than three].

Dh1,000 fine for failing to wear medical masks in indoor places, by those suffering from chronic diseases, and people showing cold and flu symptoms or failing to maintain social distancing.

Dh50,000 and administrative closure for entities:

 - Violating the closure instructions of educational facilities, cinemas, gyms, clubs, malls, outdoor markets, parks, cafés, shopping centers and restaurants or for receiving customers.

- Opening public parks, beaches, sports training centers, swimming pools and hotel pools without taking precautionary measures set by competent authorities -Failing to temporarily suspend cruise tours.

Dh500 will also be issued for visitors of the above entities

• A Dh10,000 fine will be issued for whoever invites or organizes gatherings, meetings, private and public celebrations. Participants will also be fined Dh5,000.

Dh2,000 fine for violating precautionary measures issued by the Ministry of Health and Prevention by passengers coming to the UAE from countries affected by communicable diseases.

Dh3,000 fine for:

- Failing to take proper health measures regarding regulation of markets, roads, and other public places exempted from temporary closure.

- Refusing to dispose any temporally structure, clothes, luggage or others proved to be contaminated or might be contaminated by any pathogen if they can’t be disinfected by established methods.

Dh10,000 fine for failing to take a precautionary measures by the crew of shelter ships.

Dh3,000 fine for violating the provisions of Communicable Diseases law when burying or transporting a dead body infected with communicable disease.

Dh5,000 fine for not following sterilisation procedures in public and private transportation.

Dh1,000 fine for unnecessary visits to health facilities.

Dh5,000 fine for refusing to conduct a medical test upon request.

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The fines will be doubled for those found to be repeating the violation. Offenders will thereafter be referred to the Emergency and Crisis Prosecution Department at the Federal Public Prosecution if the violation is committed for the third time. The law will be effective as of March 26, 2020.