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Brigadier Jamal Salem Al-Jallaf. Image courtesy: Wam

Tourism firm officials held for flouting Covid rules

DUBAI, 14 days ago

Dubai Police have arrested the general manager of a tourism company, its marketing director, and a DJ for organising a party for more than 100 guests in a closed place in violation of regulations to contain the spread of Covid-19.
 
Brigadier Jamal Salem Al-Jallaf, Director of the General Department of Criminal Investigations at Dubai Police, confirmed that the police arrested the violators after a video of the crowded party started circulating across social media platforms, said a Wam news agency report.
 
"The organisers, who had not acquired necessary permission from competent authorities, clearly violated social distancing rules and the announced precautionary measures against coronavirus, and put the lives of many at risk," he said.
 
The Director of Dubai CID further noted that rules state that a fine of AED10,000 is applicable to whoever invites or organises gatherings, meetings, private and public celebrations or being present in groups at public places or private farms.
 
Brig Al-Jallaf stressed that the Dubai Police won’t tolerate violation of the precautionary measures against Covid-19.
 
"These measures have been put in place to protect members of the community and curb the pandemic. We call upon all tourism companies, local businesses and community members to support efforts to limit the spread of Covid-19, and to maintain social distancing and refrain from organising or attending crowded events that could contribute to spreading the virus," he added. 



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