The UAE Federal Public Prosecution has announced that Covid-19 patients who don’t report to the Dubai authorities could face prison and a fine of up to AED50,000.
The social media post also states that those in close contacts with Covid-19 patients must also report to the Ministry of Health and Prevention:
“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,” the Federal Public Prosecution tweeted.
“The infected person must also adhere to the preventive measures and instructions to prevent infecting others.”
If you have tested positive, the UAE now requires you to quarantine for 10 days instead of the previous 14. You can inform the Ministry of Health and Prevention here.
As of the latest update, the UAE had new 3,452 infections and 3,570 recoveries.
Keep up to date with the latest news with our DubaiLAD page here.
Facebook bans all anti-vaccination misinformation
Facebook is getting tough on anti-vaccination misinformation to remove false claims about Covid-19, vaccines and the pandemic.
Facebook announced in a statement that it would be expanding its efforts to remove false information on Facebook and Instagram.
According to their post, this includes claims that…
COVID-19 is man-made or manufactured
Vaccines are not effective at preventing the disease they are meant to protect against
It’s safer to get the disease than to get the vaccine
Vaccines are toxic, dangerous or cause autism
The new ban comes into effect immediately and will focus on ‘Pages, groups and accounts that violate these rules.’ Facebook is also actively promoting news about the vaccines to its users across the world.