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The "mask" is mandatory in closed places... and the fine for the violation is 3000 dirhams in this case
The "mask" is mandatory in closed places... and the fine for the violation is 3000 dirhams in this case

The UAE government held an exceptional media briefing to introduce the latest developments and cases related to the Corona virus in the country “Covid-19”, during which it announced that the cases in the country increased by more than 100% in less than a week, and decided to update the green traffic system in the Al Hosn program, and reduce the period of validity Green passage from thirty days to 14 days, as a precautionary measure.

In detail, the official spokesman for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, Dr. Taher Al-Buraik Al-Amri, confirmed the work of the entire national system, since the beginning of the crisis, to read the epidemiological situation in the country locally and globally and to follow up on all developments and indicators, as a rise in the number of Covid-19 injuries was recently monitored in Several countries globally, in parallel, a marked increase in the number of Covid-19 infections in the country, as cases in the country increased by more than 100% in less than a week, and a high rate of hospital admissions was also noted.

Al-Amiri said: "This rise comes after the stabilization of the situation in the country for a period that was not short, and after the integration of national efforts and community cooperation for a short period, and this was thanks to community awareness and care. Public health, and an indication of negligence in the application of precautionary and preventive measures, which negatively affects the recovery efforts that all parties are working on.

He added, "We have recently observed the negligence of many groups of society in wearing masks in closed places, so it should be noted that wearing masks in closed places is mandatory, and that complacency in doing so is a violation and the perpetrator is punishable by a fine of up to 3,000 dirhams, according to Public Prosecution Decision No. (38) for the year 2020”, warning that during the coming period, supervision will be tightened by the relevant teams.

Al-Amiri pointed out that many studies have proven that wearing masks is the most important factor in maintaining the health and safety of community members from the risk of the spread of Covid-19 infection. As the effectiveness of masks lies in mitigating the speed and strength of the spread of the disease, especially in closed and crowded places.