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Jail, Dh50,000 fine for not reporting Covid-19 cases in UAE


DUBAI – Anyone who fails to report that they are infected with Covid-19 in the UAE will face a jail term and a fine of up to Dh50,000, according to a new warning by the Federal Public Prosecution.

Those who are infected with Covid-19, as well as their close contacts must inform the Ministry of Health and Prevention about their condition.

Failure to do this will result in a fine of between Dh10,000 and Dh50,000, according to the Federal Public Prosecution on Wednesday.

“If a person is infected with one of the [communicable] diseases mentioned, the patient and his close contacts should go to the ministry or other health authorities to receive medical treatment, advice and awareness of the risks of infection and the ways of transmitting the infection,” according to the Federal Public Prosecution.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention hotline to report Covid-19 cases is 800 11111. ICA/Expat Media

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