Covid-19: AED 3,000 fine for not wearing facemasks in enclosed places

The announcement is made to curb the Covid-19 spread in the UAE

Wearing a facemask in indoor places to curb the spread of  Covid-19 in the country is mandatory. The UAE authorities and health experts said, face mask violators would be slapped with a AED 3,000/- fine.

The heath experts said, “We would like to recall that wearing masks in closed places is mandatory, as negligence in doing so is a violation and the perpetrator will be punished with a fine of up to Dhs3,000, according to Public Prosecution Decision No. (38) for the year 2020.

Effective today, 15th June this facemask mandate will be applicable to all age groups.

Students and the education sector have a mandate to wear facemasks from 20th June due to the association of exam period.

This will be tightened by the competent teams in the coming period.

Studies have proven that wearing masks is one of the most important factors in maintaining health and safety from the risk of infection with COVID-19.

The effectiveness of the mask lies in reducing the speed and strength of the spread of the disease, especially in closed and crowded places.

Because of the negligence and reckless behaviors in following the precautionary measures has let a rise of Covid-19 cases in the UAE.

The public must adhere to the below guidelines.

  • Wear facemasks in public places
  • Avoid crowding
  • Take precaution while travelling
  • Make sure of the SOP’s you need follow in the destination country
  • Check the travel destination through the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Not to neglect periodic checks


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