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UAE introduces fines for not adhering to Covid-19 regulations

Transgressions include evading quarantine, spreading misleading information and conducting tests without approval

The UAE has introduced new fines for people breaking Covid-19 regulations. There is now an AED20,000 fine applicable for various transgressions, including providing incorrect information in order to evade quarantine or precautionary measures.

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Employers who fail to report workers who have tested positive for Covid-19 to health authorities or house too many employees in residential units or in unlicensed places will also be fined AED20,000. 

Anyone found to be publishing coronavirus-related rumours or misleading information about precautionary measures related to Covid-19 will also be subject to a AED20,000 fine, as will facilities conducting Covid-19 tests without approval from the authorities.

Further penalties have been introduced for those not following home quarantine instructions and for disobeying the rules at quarantine facilities.

See the updated list of violations and fines here

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