Dubai: Expat Artist arrested for celebrating her birthday, violates COVID 19 protocol

On Sunday, Dubai Police arrested an Arab artist for celebrating her birthday which violated the COVID-19 protocol. According to an official, The accused celebrated her birthday in two different restaurants and failed to follow safety measures which include social distancing norms,


Police arrest the woman by seeing the video posted on Snapchat

Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, Director of Criminal Investigation Department at Dubai Police, said the Arab woman artist posted her videos on Snapchat in which she was celebrating her birthday with friends and relatives. The videos clearly showed a violation of COVID-19 protocol as they did not follow COVID-19 guidelines including keeping social distance and wearing face masks.


Dubai Police informed that the Arab celebrity identified as M.H. who organized two birthday parties at two different restaurants for a number of guests in a close place violating the resolution No. 38 of 2020 issued by the UAE’s Attorney General on enforcement of penalties for violations following Cabinet Resolution No. 17 of 2020 to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Brig Al Jallaf said in a statement, “She posted videos on her Snapchat account of the crowded party where she and her guests weren’t following the social distancing norms and wearing masks rules,”

Heavy Fine for the violation of COVID 19 guidelines

The police officials said a heavy fine 10,000 Dhirams is applicable to a person who invites or organizes gatherings, meetings, private and public celebrations, or being present in groups at public places or private farms, according to the list of penalties.

“Dubai Police won’t tolerate violation of the precautionary measures. The measures have to be put in place to protect members of the community and control the spread of the Infection.” He further added.

“We request all tourism companies, local businesses, and community members to support the efforts of the Dubai Police and government to combat the spread of coronavirus. Please maintain social distancing, and refrain from organizing or attending crowded events that could contribute to spreading the virus.”

Dubai police are doing a great job by taking care of the members of the community follow the correct COVID 19 guidelines. Earlier this month, Dubai police have arrested many people who violated the rule of COVID 19 and shut down various restaurants for the violation of the same.


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