Sharjah Municipality workers disinfect streets in Sharjah.


Arab man arrested in Sharjah for mocking Covid-19 disinfection drive


DUBAI – An Arab man has ben arrested in Sharjah for poking fun at the sterilization campaign in the emirate, according to the Sharjah Police.

The man had posted a video showing him mocking and scoffing at authorities and the teams disinfecting areas in Sharjah.

The police were able to track down the man after receiving complaints from the public about his viral video.

Police said that the man’s case will be referred to the public prosecution for legal action.

The Sharjah Police also warned the public that legal action will be taken against anyone who breaks the UAE’s preventive measures against the new coronavirus or Covid-19.

The National Sterilisation Programme was initially implemented as a three-day campaign on March 26 but has since been extended to April 5. The public has been urged to stay at home while teams sterilize all public utilities and areas from 8pm until 6am.

Authorities have warned of fines for those who flout the rule, saying only those who need to buy food or medicine or those who work in vital sectors may leave their home. ICA/Expat Media

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