Dubai Police To Post Photos Of Those Who Mock Covid Rules

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Dubai Police To Post Photos Of Those Who Mock Covid Rules

Starting this week, Dubai Police will publicize those who fail to follow the stay home stay safe campaign. Pictures of violators will be posted on the internet, naming and shaming them on mass media channels. Pretty embarrassing, right? Colonel Saeed Al Hajeri, director of the CID’s Cyber Crime Department at Dubai Police, said the name and picture of the individual along with the violation will be shared on social media.

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Recently, the Dubai Police arrested an Asian man for taunting police officers on duty in an edited clip online. The man has been referred to competent authorities for further legal action against him.Colonel Hajeri said: “The government has invested huge amounts on the emirate’s healthcare infrastructure, and these reckless people are not just not following orders, but are setting examples for others to follow in their steps.”

In line with this incident, Dubai Police is tightening rules for all residents and those found violating will be shamed on social media. Although the Police have been closely monitoring violators, pictures were never displayed publicly. However, in order to bring in more discipline, the new rule has been put in place. The The Cyber Crime chief warned that putting up images of violators on social media without blurring them out, will have severe implications on their lives.

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What Else?

In addition, Dubai Police have set up checkpoints across the city. Checkpoints are set up in Jumeriah, on the E11 and on Al Safa Road, to ensure people have legal documents to leave their homes. This again, is part of UAE’s efforts to curb the spread of Covid 19.

As per the new regulations, all Dubai residents must obtain permit to step out. The move comes after Dubai extended the National Disinfection Programme to 24 hours for the next two weeks. Residents can obtain permit from the online portal, by giving your ID details and the reason for your leaving home.

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