More than 24,000 Covid-19 offences have been committed in the last two weeks across the UAE as officials urged residents to follow the rules.
The news was announced at the UAE’s weekly Covid-19 briefing. In total, 24,894 Covid-19 offences were recorded across the UAE from September 1 until September 15.
Dubai had the most number of rule-breakers, followed by Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah.
The most common rule broken was failing to wear a mask. There were also a large number of fines for those exceeding the number of people allowed to travel together in a vehicle.
Dubai Media Office also tweeted to add “The Committee has adopted a zero-tolerance policy against violations and will continue to enforce the highest safety standards.”
As part of #Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis&Disaster Management’s commitment to safeguarding the health & safety of citizens&residents,inspections have been intensified to ensure the strict compliance of individuals&establishments with COVID-19 precautionary measures.
The news conference also updated the UAE’s latest Covid-19 figures. Nearly half a million tests have been carried out since September 23 with 6,643 positive cases. That’s roughly equivalent to a 1% rate.
Nearly 60% of cases affected those in the 25-44 age group. Men accounted for 62% of the positive cases and women 38%.
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