UAE: Dh100,000 fine, jail for deliberately spreading infectious disease

UAE Public Prosecution has warned that a fine from Dh50,000 to Dh100,000 will be imposed on anyone convicted of deliberately transmitting an infectious disease.

A maximum jail sentence of five years can also be imposed on a convicted individual, the authority said.

In case a convicted person is found repeating the offence, the jail term will be doubled.

A jail sentence or a Dh10,000-Dh50,000 fine, or both, will be imposed on anyone who knows that he or she is infected, or suspects infection, and yet fails to inform health authorities.

These infected individuals are also obligated to show up for tests and treatment and can be penalised if they fail to do so.


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