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According to Dubai Media Office, police said the public can call the non-emergency hotline number 901 to report people who are not following precautionary measures. Image Credit: Pixabay

Dubai: Dubai Police have urged the public to report anyone failing to comply with precautionary measures to curb COVID-19.

The Dubai Police General Command is encouraging all members of the community to report any violations of COVID-19 precautionary measures through Dubai Police’s Call Centre (901) or via the ‘Police Eye’ service. It also urged members of the community to strictly adhere to the precautionary measures against COVID-19.

Last week, Dubai Police issued 443 fines for not wearing a mask. The fine for not wearing a mask is Dh3,000.

Along with that, 1,569 warnings were issued to the offenders and 17 gatherings were found to have violated the precautionary measures.

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Dubai Police said that its 901 Call Centre and the ‘Police Eye’ service can receive reports related to violations of COVID-19 precautionary measures outlined by the Ministry of Health and Prevention.

“Everyone is responsible and is a partner in supporting the country’s efforts in strengthening precautionary measures through their commitment to the guidelines outlined by authorities,” Dubai Police said.

The 901 Call Centre, which operates around the clock to answer public enquiries, is aimed at diverting non-urgent calls from the emergency number and facilitating non-emergency services over the phone, smart application and live chat.

The ‘Police Eye’ service is a smart programme available through the Dubai Police App which allows members of the public to report suspicious activities and submit security tips in total confidentiality. The service aims to maintain security and reduce crime through encouraging the public to easily report illegal activities and violations. According to Dubai Police, the user-friendly application allows people to attach videos, photos or voice messages and even pin the location of the incident when filing a report.