UAE warns: sanctions for cynics of Crown measures

The United Arab Emirates have put in guard against ridicule or incitement not to follow precautionary measures to prevent Covid-19, emphasizing that these are crimes subject to sanctions, including imprisonment.

The Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Prosecutor’s Office at the Public Prosecutor’s Office intervened in a press release on “monitoring on platforms of social media of the publication and circulation of visual materials and audio recordings accompanied by lyric clips and comments that invite non-compliance with precautionary measures and preventive measures and taking them as material for ridicule “.

He also clarified that “committing one of these acts exposes the perpetrator to administrative sanctions or the criminal sanction provided for by the decree of federal law n. 34 of 2021 in subject to combat rumors and cybercrime “.

Punishment for offenders

According to the indictment, he is punishable by imprisonment for a period of not less than two years and a fine of not less than 200,000 dirhams ($ 54,000) if it appears from the publication of news false or rumors that lead to “public incitement or incitement opinion against one of the state authorities or institutions, or if it is related to a time of epidemics, crises and emergencies.” or disasters.

New actions

Interestingly, the Emirates, which usually witness a large tourist turnout during the year-end holidays, have announced new measures related to the Corona virus that allow only restaurants and those with negative medical examinations to enter federal government institutions. in all emirates of the country since the beginning of quest’year.

It also banned travel for citizens who have not received the Covid-19 vaccine.

Since October, Dubai has hosted the World Expo, which has registered around eight million visits since its opening. It is the largest event organized since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, in how much the Tokyo Olympics took place last summer without spectators in the stadiums to avoid the rapid transmission of the virus.

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