We are obviously confronting a very dubious situation such as lockdowns, shut
down of many businesses, travel restrictions, social distancing, no-human
contact have immediately become world's reaction towards the pandemic. The
government of each country to prevent further spread of the virus issues these
foregoing rules, however, certain countries have issued criminal penalties on
those who violates the government rules of social distancing or lockdown to
ensure health and safety in the country. Wherein, UAE is one of those countries
to implement criminal penalties on those who either violate the guidelines of
lockdown or tries to spread coronavirus.
The government of UAE has recently confirmed that anyone purposely spreading
coronavirus or neglecting to report a suspected or positive Covid-19 case will
confront robust fines and prison, the specialists have cautioned as they step up
measures to contain the pandemic. In these lines, anyone who deliberately spread
coronavirus on other residents will face imprisonment for a maximum period of 5
(five) years and an a fine of maximum AED 100,000 (UAE Dirhams one hundred
thousand), whereas, anyone who fails to report a positive corona virus case will
face an imprisonment for a maximum period of three (3) years and a fine of
maximum AED 10,000 (UAE Dirhams ten thousand). The government states that the
residents of the country have to strictly follow the rules issued in safety of
country and shall take all measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
Federal Law number 14 of the year 2014 regarding Communicable diseases regulates
the guidelines implemented for precautionary measures in the wake of coronavirus.
Article 34 of the law denies the individuals who have a transferable sickness
from completing any purposeful conduct those outcomes in spreading the disease.
As per Articles 32 and 33 of the foregoing law, occupants who discover they have
come down with an irresistible infection - from among various infections
recorded in a table as a major aspect of the law- and furthermore the
individuals with whom they had collaborated, are obliged by law to inform the
relevant authorities about any specific infection.
This is to look for treatment, which is given to all who are not secured by
medical coverage, and starting there on, they should follow measures, and
guidelines given by the authority. Violators of Articles 31, 32, and 33, can
look as long as three years in prison and a fine for a maximum amount of AED
50,000 (UAE Dirhams fifty thousand).
The government has further imposed penalties for those who leave their dwellings
without proper permission and for unnecessary things, which can lead to a
maximum of AED 5,000 for one time. Importantly, severe penalty will be imposed
on those who will break quarantine and will try to infect the public at large
when tested positive of the corona virus disease.
Individuals should be morally capable and follow methods declared by the
specialists, stay away from rumors, report dubious cases, look for clinical
assistance and keep away from contact with others in the event that they are
themselves tainted so as to maintain a strategic distance from lawful