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UAE warns against social media mockery of Covid-19 rules

 

DUBAI – The Federal Emergency Crisis and Disasters Prosecution has warned public against spreading rumours about Covid-19 preventive measures, urging everyone not to break the rules.

The prosecution’s warning came after photos and videos circulated on social media where alleged Covid-19 patients incited people to ignore the precautionary measures.

“In light of the recent circulation of photos and videos on social media spreading information from some Covid-19 patients on the Al Hosn application, accompanied by comments and songs mocking the precautionary measures and calling on others to flout them, threatening the national efforts to address the pandemic, we, therefore, call upon members of the community to refrain from this behaviour, which is punishable by the law,” according to the prosecution in a statement.

The prosecution also pointed out such actions are punishable with administrative sanctions or the penal sanction stated in the federal law on cybercrimes.

The prosecution urged community members and social media users to act responsibly when sharing Covid-19-related news, and to adhere to the precautionary measures. ICA/Expat Media


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